n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Cervical conisation and reproductive outcome : review article




Extracted from text ... SAJOG November 2006, Vol. 12, No. 3 According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), cervical cancer accounts for 23% of all new cancers diagnosed in South Africa annually.1 The age-standardised incidence rate for cervical carcinoma in southern Africa is approximately 35 per 100 000 women-years. This is one of the highest incidence rates in the world. In 2002 cervical cancer was the cause of an estimated 3 700 deaths in South Africa. Screening for cervical carcinoma in well-organised programmes has been shown to be effective in reducing the incidence of and death rates due to the disease.2 ..


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