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The Best Approach for Screening Cervical Cancer

  • January 15,2020
  • 5 Min Read
The Best Approach for Screening Cervical Cancer

In India,

  • 12.2% cases of cervical cancer are missed with LBC/PAP alone
  • 18.6% of cases are missed with HPV testing alone
  • Only 5.5% of cases are missed with co-testing of PAP+HPV
  • Cervical cancer is the 2nd most common female cancer in women aged 15 to 44 years
  • About 122,844 new cervical cancer cases are diagnosed annually
  • 5% of women in the general population harbour the HPV-16/18 infection
PAP + HPV Together is:
  • The preferred method of cervical cancer screening for women aged 30 to 65 years.*
  • Women aged 21 to 29 should have a Pap test every 3 years
  • Women aged 30 to 65 should be tested with Pap + HPV together (also known as co-testing) every 5 years

*ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), ACS (American Cancer Society), ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology), ASCCP (American Society of  Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology)


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