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J. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(5), 918-932; doi:10.3390/jcm4050918

Current Cervical Carcinoma Screening Guidelines

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Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Center for Clinical Studies, 6655 Travis St #120, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Academic Editor: Jane Grant-Kels
Received: 7 April 2015 / Revised: 23 April 2015 / Accepted: 23 April 2015 / Published: 7 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Clinical Advances of Human Papillomaviruses)
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Abstract

A formidable threat to the health of women, cervical carcinoma can be prevented in many cases with adequate screening. The current guidelines for cervical carcinoma screening were created as joint recommendations of the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in 2012, and later accepted and promoted by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The 2012 recommendations underscore the utility of molecular testing as an adjunct to cytology screening for certain women and provide guidance to clinicians based on different risk-benefit considerations for different ages. This manuscript will review screening techniques and current recommendations for cervical cancer screening and human papilloma virus (HPV) testing, as well as possible future screening strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: cervical carcinoma; cytology; HPV testing cervical carcinoma; cytology; HPV testing
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Schlichte, M.J.; Guidry, J. Current Cervical Carcinoma Screening Guidelines. J. Clin. Med. 2015, 4, 918-932.

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