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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000026
Preventing Morbidity and Mortality from Cervical Cancer in the New Millennium

Current Aims and Challenges Associated With Cervical Cancer Prevention

LONKY, NEAL M. MD, MPH*,†; PENNER, KRISTINE R. MD, MPH; DIEDRICH, JUSTIN T. MD§

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Abstract

This chapter will review the current modalities available to the clinician to screen for premalignant and malignant cervical lesions, which cast a broad net. The majority who test positive are not destined to suffer from or die from cervical cancer. Many who undergo screening and are triaged are young and subsequently face a number of aggressive and destructive therapies. This calls into question whether higher-risk patients should be managed more aggressively than an average-risk patient represented in the study population used to craft the guidelines.

© 2014, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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