Middle-age women can choose Pap smear or HPV test for cancer screening
(Reuters Health) - Middle-aged women can choose which test to undergo for cervical cancer screening, according to a draft recommendation from an influential group backed by the U.S. government.
"Gynaecological cancer screening" or "cervical screening?" The case of Hungary. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2016 08;37(4):445-450 Authors: Döbrőssy L, Koiss R Abstract In Hungary, "gynaecological cancer screening" by gynaecologists having interest in oncology has had a long history. The screening tool was colposcopy alone embedded in complete gynaecological examination. Later on smear-taking for cytology has been added. This screening protocol has survived until now both in the gynaecological community and public. In the meantime, as it proved its ef- fectiveness, cytologi...
Conclusions The study demonstrates the importance of the formal cytology training and QC programs to ensure the standardized and effective cervical cancer screening in undeveloped countries accounting for the most percentage of the world’s annual incidence of cervical cancer and with largely unscreened population.
Papanicolaou test screening remains an effective approach for the control of cervical cancer. However, for successful control of the disease, patients need to have access to the test results and complete the treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with lack of access to results from the most recent Papanicolaou test in women living in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro who used the Brazilian Unified Health System. Overall prevalence of lack of access to test results was 18.4%. Access to test results was lower for younger women of Black race/skin color origin, those who had difficulties in...
Authors: Celewicz A, Celewicz M, Wężowska M, Chudecka-Głaz A, Menkiszak J, Urasińska E Abstract Cervical cancer is the third most common malignant neoplasm in women worldwide. HPV infection is the necessary factor for the cancer to develop. HPV DNA can be integrated into the genome of squamous epithelium and cause transcription of the viral oncoproteins and development of invasive cancer within 15-20 years. We assessed ICC co-expression of p16/Ki-67 proteins in smears collected from the uterine cervix and the association between p16/Ki-67 co-expression and cytologic and histologic results. Samples were collecte...
Conclusions: Organizing camps in the villages through proper counseling and motivation may help in the screening of larger numbers of women for early detection of cervical cancer, the adequate treatment of which will check the progression of the disease and thus minimize the incidence of carcinoma of the cervix and its associated mortality in the rural population of India.Acta Cytologica
A 77-year-old woman, gravida 4, para 4, visited our department because of sudden onset left abdominal dull pain without any aggravating or relieving factor as well as left lower limb numbness, which had occurred for 2 weeks. No changing bowel habit and diarrhea were mentioned. She had diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and had a prior history of two episodes of stroke. She had not undergone prior pelvic surgery or Papanicolaou examination for cervical cancer screen. All previous births were by vaginal delivery.
150 patients are being contacted to have their cervical smear test redone.
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CONCLUSIONS: - While there is evidence both for and against primary HPV testing, there are a growing number of countries adopting the practice. It would be worthwhile to be informed and prepared for such a change in the United States as well. PMID: 29848034 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION Social, cultural and health access issues are practices that are linked to the cervical cancer prevention among Quilombola Women. Therefore, it is indispensable to create an appropriate care plan for Quilombola women's reality. PMID: 29846478 [PubMed - in process]