Volume : VIII, Issue : VII, July - 2018

A study on utility of Pap smear screening for prevention of cervical cancer in North Telangana

Dr S Srikanth

Abstract :

Background: Cancer cervix is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among

women worldwide. According to National Cancer Registry Program of India,

cancers of cervix and east are leading malignancies in Indian women. The

morbidity and mortality could be significantly reduced with an active cervical

smear screening programme.

Materials & Methods: The present study is a retrospective  and  prospective study  conducted in department of Pathology. A total of one hundred Pap smears were examined  for a period of one year. All the pap smears were examined and reported .Detailed history was taken for the required cases.

Results: Out of total 100 cases inflammatory smear was the most common abnorrmality followed by normal study. Only 4 cases were diagnosed as unsatisfactory and 06 cases were diagnosed as Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

Conclusion :Incidence of malignancy can be prevented by pap screening programmes. Pap smear helps in earlydetection and management of malignancies hence reducing mortality and morbidity. Pap smear studies are cost effective, doesn’t need experts and specialists for collection. Therefore, till today it is the most useful screening procedure for malignant and pre–malignant conditions.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr S Srikanth, A study on utility of Pap smear screening for prevention of cervical cancer in North Telangana, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-7 | July-2018


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