Cervical cancer kills approximately 270,000 women worldwide each year, with nearly 85% of those deaths occurring in resource-poor settings. Use of the Pap smear for routine screening of women has resulted in a dramatic decline in cervical cancer deaths over the past four decades in wealthier countries. A key reason for continuing high mortality in the developing world is the shortage of efficient, high-quality screening programs in those regions.
Evidence-Based, Alternative Cervical Cancer Screening Approaches in Low-Resou... Jacqueline Sherris; Scott Wittet; Amy Kleine; John Sellers; Silvana
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