TITLE

COMMENTARY - THE NEED TO IMPLEMENT POPULATION BASED CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING IN LIMITED RESOURCE SETTINGS USING AIDED VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE CERVIX

AUTHOR(S)
Ezeanochie, M. C.; Adolor, A. A.; Ogini, A.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Benin Journal of Postgraduate Medicine;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
This article presents a commentary on the need to implement population-based cervical cancer screening using aided visual inspection of the cervix. It discusses the use of Pap smear to screen women in Nigeria for cervical cancer. It analyzes varying degrees of sensitivity and specificity for Pap smear in women when conducted at different settings. In addition, the article analyzes the outcome of the application of Visual Inspection Approach (VIA) using either acetic acid or Lugols Iodine solution to stain the cervix.
ACCESSION #
62090681

 

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