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THE PAP TEST AND THE VALUE OF SCREENING IN THE PREVENTION OF CERVICAL CANCER


ROXANA -ELENA BÂRCĂ 1, DIANA – ELENA MAFTEI 2
1. Roman Emergency Hospital, Anatomo-Pathology Department, Roman, Romania, e-mail: roxanikrom@gmail.com
2. ‘Vasile Alecsandri’ University of Bacău, Faculty of Sciences, no 157 Mărăşeşti Street, Bacău, Romania, e-mail: diana.maftei@ub.ro

Issue:

SCSB, Number 2, Volume XXXI

Section:

Volume 31, No. 2

Abstract:

The Pap test serves for diagnosis purposes, recommended by the gynecologist or for the early depict of precancerous lesions. Women are assessed every 3 years by means of the Pap test, revealing the benefits of the screening programs. The main cause that induces this type of cancer is the HPV infection 95%. Cervix cancer, along with melanoma and breast cancer, may be prevented by early diagnosis and treatment. Early diagnosis for this disease is a key factor to achieve therapeutical success, considering the outburst of pacients.

Keywords:

screening, diagnosis, cervical cancer, Pap smear, prevention.

Code [ID]:

SCSB202202V31S01A0007 [0005451]

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