SCREENING: Cervical cancer—should we abandon cytology for screening?


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Abstract

Convincing data have shown that human papillomavirus (HPV)-DNA testing predicts the development of high-grade cervical cancer better than cytology. However, for HPV-positive women, triage with cytology testing should be performed before colposcopy. The question on how to proceed if the cytology test in HPV-positive women is negative remains unclear.

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