Awareness and knowledge regarding of cervical cancer, Pap smear screening and human papillomavirus infection in Gabonese women

@inproceedings{Assoumou2015AwarenessAK,
  title={Awareness and knowledge regarding of cervical cancer, Pap smear screening and human papillomavirus infection in Gabonese women},
  author={Samira Zoa Assoumou and Barthelemy Mabika Mabika and Angelique Ndjoyi Mbiguino and Mustapha Mouallif and Abdelkim Khattabi and Moulay Mustapha Ennaji},
  booktitle={BMC women's health},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer and the leading cause of cancer mortality in women in Gabon. The age-standardized incidence of cervical cancer is 19.9 per 100 000 women and the mortality rate is 8.4 per 100 000. Various international studies have identified the lack of awareness and knowledge about cervical cancer as barriers to use preventive methods. This article assesses the awareness and knowledge about cervical cancer, Pap smear testing and its use and HPV among women… CONTINUE READING
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