Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer: Prevent Cervical Cancer with the Right Test at the Right Time.
Vasudha Women Cell of Jain University in association with MYshah Health Care Bangaluru organised a session on Cervical Cancer Awareness.
The session focused on a. the prevention of life threatening cervical cancer with “the right test at the right time” among Indian women and b. ensuring safety for the future generations through the implementation of 2A’s P i.e. Change in Attitude, Creation of Awareness and Change in Practice.
Based on clinical evidence, screening every 5 years with the Pap test in combination with the HPV DNA test (cotesting) in women aged 30 years and above is more sensitive in detecting cervical abnormalities in comparison to the Pap test alone. Screening with the Pap test & HPV DNA test reduces the incidence of cervical cancer.[Preventive Services Task Force]
June 30, 2017
Moyer VA; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for cervical cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 156 (12): 880-91, W312, 2012. [PUBMED Abstract]