Cervical screening: DIY alternative to smear test 'promising'

Self-testing kits could help more women get checked for cervical cancer risk, researchers say.
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We investigated the correlation between glandular cells (GC) detected at preoperative cervical-smear and the histologic findings and oncologic outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer (EC). We retrospectively analyzed data of all consecutive EC patients who underwent surgery between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 2012 with preoperative cervical smear performed within 3 mo from the EC diagnosis. Basic descriptive, logistic regression and artificial neural network analyses were used. Five-year disease-free survival and overall survival were assessed using Kaplan-Meier and Cox hazard models. The...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE CORPUS: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusion: In this study, the total population of women suffering from different cervical lesions and malignancy was found to be infected with various HPV genotypes. High prevalence of HPV- 53 and HPV- 16 detected among participants with normal cytology can be considered as a tip-off development of cervical cancer among Iranian women. PMID: 32983939 [PubMed]
Source: BioImpacts - Category: Research Tags: Bioimpacts Source Type: research
Psaltopoulou Cervical cancer can be largely preventable through primary and secondary prevention activities. Following the financial crisis in Greece since 2011 and the increased number of refugees/migrants since 2015 the proportion of vulnerable population groups in Greece increased greatly and the ability of the healthcare sector to respond and to cover the health needs of the population is put under tremendous stress. A cross-sectional study was designed to assess the characteristics of vulnerable women in Greece regarding cervical cancer risk factors, prevention through screening activities and Human Papilloma ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study, unique in Aotearoa, provides insights into disabled women's access to and engagement with screening services and suggests factors that may inhibit or facilitate participation. Women with multiple disabilities may be disadvantaged in the seeking and delivery of screening. Implications for rehabilitation Rehabilitation and other practitioners need to be attuned to how women living with multiple disabilities may be disadvantaged in the seeking of, and, more importantly, the delivery of breast or cancer screening. Practitioners need to discuss with disabled women what supports or resources they need to...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
One charity has recognized that the language surrounding smear tests and gynecological cancers can be so exclusive that it can put off trans and non-binary patients with deadly consequences.
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Abstract PAP smear is one of the best screening tools available for early detection of cervical cancer. Hence, we conducted a retrospective study at the Department of Pathology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital over a period of one year by collecting PAP smear data. A total of 978 smears were collected out of which 59% were premenopausal and 41% were post menopausal women. Data shows that the prevalence of pre malignant and malignant lesions were more among the women of post menopausal age group than the pre menopausal age group. PMID: 32884208 [PubMed]
Source: Bioinformation - Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Tags: Bioinformation Source Type: research
Integrin subunit β1 and laminin γ1 chain expression: a potential prognostic biomarker in cervical cancer. Biomark Med. 2020 Aug 26;: Authors: Zacapala-Gómez AE, C Alarcón-Romero LD, Mendoza-Catalán MA, Salmerón-Bárcenas EG, I Zubillaga-Guerrero M, Torres-Rojas FI, Illades-Aguiar B Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze the prognostic value of integrin subunit β1 and laminin γ1 chain in patients with cervical cancer (CC). Materials &methods: The study included 96 samples. Cytological diagnosis, human papillomavirus (HPV) ...
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
Before the pandemic, about 1,000 new patients came to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment consultations each week. When COVID-19 hit Massachusetts this spring, the number of new consultations fell by half and the hospital moved as many appointments as possible online. Now, with daily case counts relatively low in the area, the hospital is back to scheduling about 800 consultations per week, using a mixture of telemedicine and in-person appointments, says associate chief medical officer Dr. Andrew Wagner—but that still means about 200 cancer patients per week are not getting the treatment consult...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Conclusions: HPV self-sampling would be a solution to overcome the perceived barriers in clinician-based screening. The findings also indicated that it could be feasible to use as an alternative primary cervical cancer screening.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Girls seem to be barely involved in the vaccination process. However, this vaccination is based on the young girl/parents/physician trio. All healthcare professionals should be trained so as to have a scientifically valid speech on vaccination. Family physicians play a central part. Comprehensive and adequate information should be provided to girls and parents. PMID: 32771252 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
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