n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Screening for cervical cancer : main topic

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Cervical cancer remains a major health problem worldwide, particularly in the developing world The age at which screening should be started is controversial. <br>However, evidence from several different analyses suggests that it should start before the age of 25 years. <br>Women with HIV infection should be screened at a younger age since data on the age incidence of invasive cervical cancer show that it occurs at a younger age in these women. <br>Screening should take place every 3 - 5 years. <br>For the GP the Pap smear still remains the most practical method of cervical cancer screening.

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