n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Changing concepts in screening for cervical cancer and its precursors : editorial

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? May 2006 33 EDITORIAL O&G Forum 2006;16:33-34 In the developing world (including South Africa) cervical cancer remains the most or second most common cancer of women. In these countries population wide cervical screening programmes were never established while in some countries rather minimalistic screening programmes (including the World Health Organization recommendations that every woman should have at least one cervical smear in her life time) have been attempted without even reaching their objectives. In South Africa a national cervical screening policy has been accepted allowing for women using the public health care sector to have ..

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