The Icelandic Cancer Society launched a screening programme for cervical cancer in June 1964.
The aim was to lower the incidence and mortality rates by screening the age group 25-69 at 2- to 3-year intervals.
This report analyses the trends in invasive and pre-invasive disease and the distribution of stage and histology, and also evaluates the attendance, the target age group and the screening interval.
Before screening, the incidence and mortality rates were on the increase but both have since fallen significantly.
Screening greatly affected the rate of microinvasive and stage >=II squamous-cell carcinomas but not the rate of adeno- and adenosquamous carcinoma.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Programme sanitaire, Epidémiologie, Col utérus, Facteur risque, Col utérus pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Dépistage, Islande, Iles Atlantiques, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Sanitary program, Epidemiology, Uterine cervix, Risk factor, Uterine cervix diseases, Female genital diseases, Medical screening, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0549216
Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 199406.