Prevalence and Geographical Distribution of Precancerous Lesions of the Uterine Cervix in CameroonTebeu Pierre Marie1,2*, Zachari Sando3, Alice Ndoumba1, Isaac Sandjong1, Paulette Mawech-Fauceglia4 and Anderson Sama Doh1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pierre Marie Tebeu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University Hospital, Yaoundé- Cameroon
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Received date: August 19, 2013; Accepted date: August 25, 2013; Published date: September 03, 2013
Citation: Tebeu PM, Sando Z, Ndoumba A, Sandjong I, Mawech-Fauceglia P, et al. (2013) Prevalence and Geographical Distribution of Precancerous Lesions of the Uterine Cervix in Cameroon. J Cytol Histol 4:183. doi: 10.4172/2157-7099.1000183
Copyright: © 2013 Tebeu PM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of cervical precancerous lesions in Cameroon.
Methods: A cross-sectional study for one year period has been conducted in 6 regions of Cameroon by the National Cancer control Committee and the Gynecologic and Pediatric Hospital in Yaoundé from 1/1/2009 to 12/30/2009.
Results: Women were diagnosed of precancerous cervical lesions (97/2485), making the national prevalence of 3.9%, with the highest rate located in Centre, Littoral and Far North regions. The age of the affected women was 27-55 years with 67% women between 34 and 49 years old. The majority of these women had at least four pregnancies (32 %).
Conclusion: The prevalence of precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix in Cameroon varies among regions depending on the existence of screening activities. Continuing effort in extending these programs in different regions will make a noticeable improvement in preventing cervical cancer.