Cervix Cancer Screening

IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 10



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This volume reviews what is known about the occurrence, natural history and causes, before describing the established methods and newer variants and approaches for screening that are now being introduced, tested or investigated. Based on an international meeting of experts, the volume concludes with their evaluation of the evidence on the efficacy of screening for cervical cancer by the various techniques as well as their relative appropriateness depending on the resources available and competing priorities. It also provides recommendations for the public health implementation of screening, including the frequency of screening and the age groups that should constitute the target population, and the identification of areas for further research.

Cover Page
Note to the Reader / Acknowledgements
List of participants
Chapter 1. Cervical cancer and screening
Chapter 2. Screening tests
Chapter 3. Use of screening for cervical cancer
Chapter 4. Efficacy of screening
Chapter 5. Effectiveness of screening in populations
Chapter 6. Summary of data
Chapter 7. Evaluation
Chapter 8. Recommendations for public health implementation and further research
Working procedures