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Listen: 30% Of Smears Reviewed Showed Results Which Differed From Original Findings.

: 12/03/2019 - 15:19

A review of 1,000 women's CervicalCheck slides has found that in around 30 per cent of cases, it recorded a different result to the original finding.

For 159 women, including 12 who have died, it means there were missed opportunities to prevent or diagnose their cancer earlier.

The UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' report disagrees with the smear test results for 308 women with cancer.

It was ordered by the Government in May last year, after a series of scandals affecting CervicalCheck.

Lead Assessor, Professor Henry Kitchener, outlines some of the clinical failures:

newstalk1451486.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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