Efficacy of screening in preventing cervical cancer among older women

  title={Efficacy of screening in preventing cervical cancer among older women},
  author={Aruna Kamineni and Sheila Weinmann and Kirkwood K. Shy and Andrew Glass and Noel S Weiss},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
Although the effectiveness of cervical cancer screening has been firmly established in reproductive-age women, its usefulness in older women is unclear. We sought to evaluate the efficacy of cervical cancer screening in older women. We conducted a case–control study within two integrated health care systems in the northwestern United States. Cases (n = 69) were women aged 55–79 years who were diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer during 1980–1999. Controls (n = 208) were women with an intact… CONTINUE READING
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