The age-specific relationships of abnormal cytology and human papillomavirus DNA results to the risk of cervical precancer and cancer.

@article{Castle2010TheAR,
  title={The age-specific relationships of abnormal cytology and human papillomavirus DNA results to the risk of cervical precancer and cancer.},
  author={Philip E. Castle and Barbara Fetterman and J Thomas Cox and Ruth E Shaber and Nancy E. Poitras and Thomas S. Lorey and Walter K. Kinney},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 1},
  pages={76-84}
}
BACKGROUND To estimate the relationship of human papillomavirus (HPV) detection and abnormal cytology with histologic diagnoses of cervical precancer and cancer. METHODS From 2003 to 2008 we examined the HPV, cytology, and diagnostic results from almost one million cervical cancer screenings done on women aged 30 and older who were members in Kaiser Permanente Northern California, a large health maintenance organization that introduced cotesting in 2003. Women were screened using conventional… CONTINUE READING

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