Urine test to end ‘smear fear’

Women who are too anxious or embarrassed to go for a smear test could instead provide a urine sample to be screened for cervical cancer, new research from the UK suggests. A trial found urine testing was as good at detecting HPV the most significant risk factor for developing cervical cancer. Larger trials are still needed but experts said self-testing could be a game-changer for women.

BBC news, 29/04/19