1.2million women a year miss cervical cancer screening  

Nearly a third of women ignored smear test invitations last year, figures show. Health bosses urged GPs to provide more convenient appointments in a bid increase uptake.
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CONCLUSIONS: Our findings highlight the magnitude of cervical disease among HIV-infected women in SA. PMID: 30004369 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Conclusion: This dual immunostaining may potentially be a useful tool in the triage of the ASC-US and the LSIL group, considering the high sensitivity and specificity values.
Source: Journal of Cytology - Category: Cytology Authors: Source Type: research
A recent article indicated that HPV testing is superior to the Pap smear for detecting precancerous lesions of the cervical epithelium (see:HPV test is better than Pap smear at detecting precancerous cervical changes). Has the Pap smear outlived its usefulness in cancer screening programs? Below is a key passage from the article:A new study found that the HPV test was better than the Pap smear in detecting precancerous changes that can lead to cervical cancer. A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear....The randomized, controlled study...showed that the human ...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Cytopathology Healthcare Innovations Medical Research Public Health Surgical Pathology Source Type: blogs
ConclusionMailed HPV self-sampling is an effective strategy to increase cervical cancer screening among underserved immigrant and ethnic minority women.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionComplete absence of T allele in our study subjects demonstrate no involvement of TLR4 Thr399Ile polymorphism in cervical cancer susceptibility. However, an association between increased age and late clinical staging was observed. A comprehensive analysis on a larger sample size covering diverse ethnic populations of India is warranted to comprehend the role of TLR4 Thr399Ile polymorphism.
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
This study aims to determine the diagnostic values of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and Pap smear in a cervical cancer screening program at a community level in Vietnam. A cross-sectional analysis was obtained, including 1034 women of reproductive age from Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam from 09/2012 to 09/2013. Samples were taken from cervixes for Pap smear testing, followed by visual inspection with acetic acid. Subjects with abnormal VIA and/or positive cytology results were invited for colposcopy and biopsy. Histologic confirmed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2+) served as gold standards for diagnos...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 54Author(s): Amrapali Bhattacharya, Shrinka Sen, Paramita Mandal, Sweta Sharma Saha, Somosree Sarkar, Om Prakash Pathak, Lena Biswas, Jayeeta Roy, Rimpa Banerjee, Ranita Roy Chowdhury, Manidip Pal, Ankur Mukherjee, Sharmila SenguptaAbstractBackgroundWe undertook the current study on cervical Human Papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence along with cytology in women visiting the Gynecology Out-patient Department of a hospital for common gynecological ailments, subsequent to our earlier population-based study on HPV prevalence from India.MethodsWe analyzed data on cervic...
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study demonstrates the importance of the formal cytology training and QC programs to ensure standardized and effective cervical cancer screening in undeveloped countries, which account for the largest percentage of the world’s annual incidence of cervical cancer and with a largely unscreened population.
Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, Volume 7, Issue 3Author(s): Maren Y. Fuller, Roxanne R. Mody, Eric Luna, Donna Armylagos, Mary R. Schwartz, Dina R. Mody, Yimin GeIntroductionHigh-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing is important in cervical cancer screening and management algorithms. Roche (Pleasanton, Calif.) cobas hrHPV testing is commonly performed on both ThinPrep (TP) and SurePath (SP) samples, but performance of these platforms has not been fully investigated in the literature.Materials and MethodsRoche hrHPV testing was performed on 47,885 (TP = 18,...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
ConclusionComplete absence of T allele in our study subjects demonstrate no involvement of TLR4 Thr399Ile polymorphism in cervical cancer susceptibility. However, an association between increased age and late clinical staging was observed. A comprehensive analysis on a larger sample size covering diverse ethnic populations of India is warranted to comprehend the role of TLR4 Thr399Ile polymorphism.
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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