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For women who have not been screened, the risk of developing invasive cervical cancer is 3-10 times greater.

Cervical Cancer Screening: Summary of evidence. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/screening/cervical/healthprofessional. Published June 2007

Reference

Title
Cervical Cancer Screening: Summary of evidence
Publication Date
Published June 2007
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
URL
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