IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 25 / Issue 6 / pii/2004261

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Editorial Article

Reflections on cervical cancer

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1 Cancer Prevention Division, Public Health Department Agence de Développement de Réseaio: Locaux de Services de Santé et de Services Sociaux de Montréal, Canada
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2004, 25(6), 671–672;
Published: 10 December 2004

The incidence of invasive cervical cancer and consequently mortality decreased due to adequate screening programmes in Canada from 1969 to 2003. Systematic cervical screening programmes similar to those in Europe should be implemented throughout Canada. The new techniques, including a liquid-based cytology, associated or not with identifying human papil­loma virus (HPV), allow the best results in prevention and early diagnosis of cervical cancer and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL). In the future a vaccine against HPV type 16 could reduce the incidence of cervical cancer worldwide.

Cervical cancer
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