Screening for Cervical Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Number 25

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Since introduction of cytologic screening for cervical cancer using the Papanicolaou (Pap) test in the 1950s, the incidence of invasive cervical cancer in the United States has fallen more than 100%. No other cancer screening program has been more successful. This fall occurred despite an increase in risk factors for cervical cancer, such as younger age at initiation of sexual intercourse, more sexual partners in a lifetime, and greater prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and cigarette smoking. Success in ...

Screening for Cervical Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Number 25 2013, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781490596754

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