Papanicolaou smear history of patients developing cervical cancer: an assessment of screening protocols.

@article{Bearman1987PapanicolaouSH,
  title={Papanicolaou smear history of patients developing cervical cancer: an assessment of screening protocols.},
  author={D M Bearman and Jenny Macmillan and William Thomas Creasman},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1987},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={151-5}
}
The American Cancer Society recently has suggested changes in the frequency of Papanicolaou smear screening which, if followed, would alter current practice considerably. This study assessed the impact of the Papanicolaou smear screening interval on the prevention of advanced disease. Between July 1, 1980 and June 30, 1984, 264 women were evaluated and treated for primary epithelial carcinoma of the cervix (64% had stage I disease). Ninety-seven women (37%) had had a normal Papanicolaou smear… CONTINUE READING