Author(s): Juneja A, Murthy NS, Tuteja RK, Sardana S, Das DK
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Abstract Mass scale cervical cytology which is the most accepted strategy for the control of cervical cancer cannot be undertaken in developing countries in view of paucity of resources, hence a need arises to examine alternate strategy. The present exercise attempts to study the reduction in cumulative incidence rate of cervical cancer by one life time selective screening. The results revealed that cumulative incidence rate (CIR) of cervical cancer per 100,000 in cohort of women during the age of 20 to 64 years was found to be 2555.0 in the absence of screening. One life time selective screening at the age of 40 and 45 years showed the reduction of 11.6 and 17.2\% in CIR respectively where as respective estimates in case of complete screening at mentioned age groups were found to be 21.5\% and 25\%. In order to further conserve the resources the strategy seems to be optimum for developing countries.
This article was published in Neoplasma
and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy