Alaska Native women experience higher invasive cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates than US whites despite a long-standing cancer screening programme including recommendations for annual Pap smears.
To determine the frequency and results of cytological screening preceding their diagnoses, a histological and medical record review was completed for 44 of 46 Alaska Native cases of invasive cervical cancer from a defined population.
An interval cancer (no prior dysplasia and a negative screening report within 3 years of diagnosis) was determined for 23 women.
Mean number of negative reports during the 3- and 5-year intervals before diagnosis was 1.7 and 2.6 respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Col utérus, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Homme, Femelle, Amérindien, Ethnie, Dépistage, Test Papanicolaou, Alaska, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Utérus pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Uterine cervix, Epidemiology, Incidence, Human, Female, Amerindian, Ethnic group, Medical screening, Papanicolaou smear test, Alaska, United States, North America, America, Female genital diseases, Uterine diseases
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