[Cervical cancer screening: current status and perspectives].

  title={[Cervical cancer screening: current status and perspectives].},
  author={Patrick Petignat and Christine Bouchardy and Philippe G Sauthier},
  journal={Revue medicale suisse},
  volume={2 66},
  pages={1308-9, 1311-2}
Cervical cancer screening with Pap cytology has effectively reduced the incidence of morbidity and mortality from invasive cervical cancer. However, Pap cytology has important limitation and is not completely protective. Invasive cervical cancers are still diagnosed and main reasons are an insufficient coverage rate and presence of false-negative results. HPV testing has greater sensitivity than Pap cytology for detecting high-grade lesions and cancer and is clearly one of the most promising… CONTINUE READING


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