Clinical case review

Addressing patient concerns around changes in cervical cancer screening

Deborah Bateson



A young woman is due for her next follow-up cervical screening in late 2017 after surgery for a high-grade cervical lesion but is concerned about how the changes to the screening program due to be implemented on 1 December 2017 will affect her. What can you tell her about the new screening program?

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Case scenario 

Lucy, aged 26 years, had a large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 (CIN2) in mid-December 2014. Her last two Pap smears since the procedure have been reported as normal. She is due for follow up in late 2017 and is concerned as she has heard that the Pap test system is changing. 

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