Clinical update

Cervical cancer and screening: advice for nurses

Updated RCN guidance on cervical cancer covers vaccination recommendations and screening
Molecular model of human papillomavirus

Updated RCN guidance on cervical cancer covers vaccination recommendations and screening

Molecular model of human papillomavirus Picture: iStock

Essential information

Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of death of women worldwide. In the UK it accounts for 2% of all new cancer cases in women.

Thanks to a combination of cervical screening and the vaccine programme for the human papillomavirus (HPV), it is becoming a generally preventable disease.

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