A new study in the British Journal of Medicine reports that women with cervical cancer are more likely to survive if they were diagnosed with a Pap smear, reports CBS News' Ryan Jaslow. The researchers tracked more than 1,200 cervical cancer patients and found that the women who had been diagnosed through a Pap smear had a 92 percent cure rate compared to a 66 percent cure rate in women who were diagnosed because they had symptoms, Jaslow says. The researchers add that waiting for symptoms to appear means the cancer is further along when detected and is then harder to treat.
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