noun[mass noun] British
The examination of cellular material from the neck of the womb for cancer.
- The nurse consultant for colposcopy and cervical screening at Rotherham Hospital, Sheila Ibbotson, praised the family for their charity work.
- The British medical Journal carried an article saying that perhaps we should solve all the problems in cervical screening by using HPV testing.
- He claimed the PCT was still performing at the highest level in the country in areas such as cervical screening, cancer treatment and coronary heart disease, diabetic screening and vaccinations and immunisation.
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