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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cervical cancer in the developing world
Author: Zeferino, LC
Derchain, SF
Abstract: In developed countries, systematic screening programmes have reduced the morbidity and mortality resulting from cervical cancer. Cytological methods of screening have been the mainstay in these countries. Nevertheless, there is scant evidence that cytology-based screening has had any effect in reducing cervical cancer mortality in less-developed countries. In fact, the challenge in less-developed countries is surpassed by the complex array of problems that go far beyond the introduction of simplified technologies. Currently, there are two main issues on this subject: the assessment of simpler screening methods, and the evaluation of different strategies regarding which women to target and the screening interval. Achieving high rates of coverage and compliance of the target population through high-quality procedures has remained the most difficult goal to achieve. Nevertheless, it is believed that creativity, flexibility and well-focused use of resources can reduce the inequitable burden of cervical cancer borne by women in poor countries.
Subject: cervical cancer
HPV testing
visual inspection
developing countries
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Bailliere Tindall
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2006.01.018
Date Issue: 2006
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