Why age matters when it comes to cervical cancer screening
What to know about testing options that can detect early warning signs of cancer and help prevent it
In this issue of Oncology Scan, the Gynecologic Cancer editors discuss publications of molecular analysis of primary cervical cancer as part of the Cancer Genome Atlas project and advancements in 3-dimensional (3D) brachytherapy (BT) for cervical cancer. The genomic study highlights a specific type of cervical cancer classified as keratin-low, which has lower survival with surgery, and further work needs to be done to determine whether this difference in outcome holds true for patients treated with definitive chemoradiation therapy.
Objectives: We aimed to evaluate the association between recent IUD use by type and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2, 3, adenocarcinoma in situ or cancer (CIN2+ or CIN3+).
It is essential that the “very real consequences” of diagnosis and treatment for cervical cancer are recognised, specialist nurses have said in response to a new report.
[Malawi News Agency] New York -The First Lady Madame Dr. Gertrude Mutharika says the establishment of facilities like the National Cervical Cancer Control Programme has helped in scaling up screening and treatment of pre cancerous lesions in Malawi.
[Nyasa Times] Think Pink Malawi, an initiative designed to reach out to rural women with breast and cervical cancer awareness has so far reached out to at least 5,000 women since 2014.
Hongbo Wang, Yingchao Zhao, Mingyue Chen, Jie Cui
(PLOS) Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Karen Canfell of Cancer Council New South Wales, Australia, researchers at the Victorian Cytology Service, Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues.
ConclusionsPFDs are prevalent in gynecologic cancer survivors and this is an important area of clinical concern and future research.
The objective of the study was to assess the cervical cancer screening behavior and its associated factors among women of Nala Village Development Committee (VDC), Kavre.MethodsA descriptive cross-sectional study was done to assess the cervical cancer screening behavior among women in 2014. Systematic Random sampling was used to collect the data from a sample of 180 women residing in Nala VDC. A structured interview questionnaire and health belief model scale was used to collect data. Descriptive and inferential statistics (Chi-square test) was used for data analysis using SPSS version 16 program.ResultsMinority (18.3%) of...
This study ’s aim is to determine the optimal number of plans at an individual patient level.