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Woman in Scotland dies after cervical cancer screening error

A woman in Scotland has died from cervical cancer after she was excluded from the cervical cancer screening programme. 

The error meant that more than 400 women have also not been tested and it has been revealed since then, a small number of women have developed cervical cancer. 

It has also emerged that some of the women wrongly excluded from the screening programme had partial hysterectomies dating back to 1997.  

Maree Todd, the Scottish public health minister extends her condolences to the family of the woman who died. NHS boards are putting together better measures to ensure the errors do not happen again. 

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Source: The Guardian, 24 June 2021


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