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Woman Whose Cervical Cancer Went Undetected Dies
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Hill, Retha
Date: Jun 13, 1990
Start Page: d.07
Section: METRO

Federal health officials canceled the Medicaid and Medicare certification for Cancer Cytology Medical Laboratory Inc. in March after reports from two inspections alleged several violations, including cases in which cancerous cells were misread as normal, specialists known as cytotechnologists were not properly trained and Pap smear slides were damaged or thrown away. The Rockville laboratory screened 77,000 cases a year, mostly Pap smear slides taken from women from throughout the region.

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