Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening

March 25, 2016 By admin


Screening for HPV infection alone is adequate in the detection of cervical cancer.
In a recent publication in the Journal of National Cancer Institute (JNCI), researchers showed that an HPV test alone could be used for cervical cancer screening instead of a Pap smear or co-testing with both an HPV and Pap test. The researchers indicated that HPV testing every 3 years might provide as much, if not more, reassurance than Pap or co-testing. They pointed out that HPV infection causes almost all cervical cancer, and it is estimated that more than half of sexually active people are infected with HPV at some point in their lives.

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J. C. Gage, M. Schiffman, H. a. Katki, P. E. Castle, B. Fetterman, N. Wentzensen, N. E. Poitras, T. Lorey, L. C. Cheung, and W. K. Kinney. Reassurance Against Future Risk of Precancer and Cancer Conferred by a Negative Human Papillomavirus Test. JNCI J. Natl. Cancer Inst., 2014; 106:,(8), dju153




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