Clinical update

Cervical cancer: how the NHS at-home HPV testing trial is being rolled out

Cervix home HPV testing kits will help address shortfall in screening attendance

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a major cause of the main types of cervical cancer and home HPV testing kits are now being introduced to address shortfalls in screening attendance

Essential facts

There are around 3,200 new cervical cancer cases in the UK every year, the equivalent of more than eight every day, according to Cancer Research UK (CRUK) .

The human papillomavirus (HPV), which most sexually active people will come into contact with in their lifetime, is a major cause of the


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