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New study supports continued cervical screening beyond age 50

A new study in the British Journal of Cancer found that screening continues to identify abnormalities in over-50s, even if the screening tests they had in their 40s came back clear. Lead author Dr Roger Blanks revealed that nearly two thirds of serious pre-cancerous ''CIN 3'' abnormalities currently detected in over-50s would be undetected if screening for this age group was halted.