Risk of cervical cancer after a negative Pap smear.

  title={Risk of cervical cancer after a negative Pap smear.},
  author={Merja L Viikki and Eero I Pukkala and Matti K. Hakama},
  journal={Journal of medical screening},
  volume={6 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether five years is an appropriate screening interval for cervical cancer for the improvement of public health. SETTING Finland. METHODS 45,572 women with a cytological class I smear attending the mass screening programme organised every five years in Finland during 1971 to 1976 and followed up until the end of 1994. The data from the Nationwide Mass Screening Registry were linked to the Finnish Cancer Registry. Standardised incidence ratios of preinvasive and… CONTINUE READING


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