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Management of Precancerous Lesions of the Uterine Cervix according to Demographic Data.

Modinou O, Liaropoulos L, Kaitelidou D, Kioulafas K, Theodoraki EM - ISRN Obstet Gynecol (2010)

Bottom Line: Methods.Conclusions.Management of CIN should be accounted for when balancing the benefits and unfavourable effects of this screening.

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Affiliation: Department of Nursing, Centre for Health Services Management and Evaluation, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Dilou 1A, Goudi, 115 27 Athens, Greece.

ABSTRACT
Aims. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer in women, but screening prevents cancer by detecting precancerous lesions. The purpose of this study is to present the treatment profile for precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix, according to demographic data. Methods. An annual retrospective study was conducted in two public primary health care centres in Greece. The total number of Pap smears and colposcopies performed as well as the management of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia was collected and analysed. Results. Demographic characteristics and correlations with levels of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) and treatment path are presented. For each case, we noted the patients' age, the marital and educational status, and the professional and insurance type. From a total of 238 diagnostic procedures, 118 (49.5%) showed precancerous lesions, 83.3% of these were high grade while 16.7% were low grade. Conclusions. This study provides an estimate of the extensiveness of precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix. Management of CIN should be accounted for when balancing the benefits and unfavourable effects of this screening.

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fig2: The occupation of the study population.

Mentions: Population age was 37.03  ±  10.47 years (Mean  ±  SD). Almost half of women (49.6%) had at least one child, and most of them had two children. As far as education is concerned, 55.9% completed high school, 42% higher education while the remaining 2.1% elementary. The marital status and occupation of women who participated in this study are presented in Figures 1 and 2, respectively.


Management of Precancerous Lesions of the Uterine Cervix according to Demographic Data.

Modinou O, Liaropoulos L, Kaitelidou D, Kioulafas K, Theodoraki EM - ISRN Obstet Gynecol (2010)

The occupation of the study population.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2: The occupation of the study population.
Mentions: Population age was 37.03  ±  10.47 years (Mean  ±  SD). Almost half of women (49.6%) had at least one child, and most of them had two children. As far as education is concerned, 55.9% completed high school, 42% higher education while the remaining 2.1% elementary. The marital status and occupation of women who participated in this study are presented in Figures 1 and 2, respectively.

Bottom Line: Methods.Conclusions.Management of CIN should be accounted for when balancing the benefits and unfavourable effects of this screening.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Nursing, Centre for Health Services Management and Evaluation, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Dilou 1A, Goudi, 115 27 Athens, Greece.

ABSTRACT
Aims. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer in women, but screening prevents cancer by detecting precancerous lesions. The purpose of this study is to present the treatment profile for precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix, according to demographic data. Methods. An annual retrospective study was conducted in two public primary health care centres in Greece. The total number of Pap smears and colposcopies performed as well as the management of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia was collected and analysed. Results. Demographic characteristics and correlations with levels of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) and treatment path are presented. For each case, we noted the patients' age, the marital and educational status, and the professional and insurance type. From a total of 238 diagnostic procedures, 118 (49.5%) showed precancerous lesions, 83.3% of these were high grade while 16.7% were low grade. Conclusions. This study provides an estimate of the extensiveness of precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix. Management of CIN should be accounted for when balancing the benefits and unfavourable effects of this screening.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus