IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 31 / Issue 4 / pii/1630985262830-1515975842

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.

Original Research
Twenty-five years of medical colposcopic rural tours in the Republic of Panama: commitment and integration in screening 1983-2008
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1 National Association, Against Cancer (ANCEC) Social Security Foundation (CSS) Ministry of Health (MINSA), Panama City (Panama)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2010, 31(4), 434–436;
Published: 10 August 2010

Between the years 1983 and 2008, colposcopic rural tours were carried out which covered six provinces of the Republic of Panama, in which women in those areas were offered the opportunity of a preventive cervical-uterine cancer screening, applying cytology, colposcopy and directed biopsies (in those cases requiring it), as well as immediate treatment. The years of follow-up, especially in the community of Pocri de Los Santos, confirmed that application of the diagnostic methodology was successful, as an initial diagnosis, evolution and a closing prognosis were achieved. The prognosis is of utmost importance because it illuminated the response to the applied conservative treatments and moreover it pointed out zero evolutionary cancer.
Colposcopic tours
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