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African doctors and nurses trained for cervical cancer

African doctors and nurses are being trained in a new method of determining cervical cancer as pap smears are not readily available to many women. The new method involves washing the cervix with acetic acid and the visually inspecting the area for and evidence of cancer. Cervical cancer risk increases with smoking, HIV, Aids, early sexual activity and having more than four children.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by All Africa

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About: African doctors and nurses trained for cervical cancer

Date: 14 October 2004

Source: All Africa


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