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Cervical Cancer Screening Results Now Available Within One Month, Instead of Seven

Patients awaiting the results of their cervical cancer screenings now only have to wait an average of 29 days for a response following their examination, RÚV reports. As of January, wait time for cervical cancer screening results was an average of 220 days, or just over seven months.

Wait times may still be longer for some patients, but Heilsugæslan höfuðborgarsvæði, the primary care clinics in the capital area, says that 99% of patients receive their results within 40 days. The shortest wait time in September was 13 days.

The administration of cervical cancer screenings in Iceland has been beset with problems over the last year. In December 2020, it was decided that samples would temporarily be sent abroad for diagnosis after a misdiagnosis led to incurable cervical cancer.

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