Navigation Links
Better Pap Smear Follow-Up Needed Among Lower-Income Women
Date:8/20/2009

Disparities seen in screening rates, appropriate care in Canadian study

THURSDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- In the Canadian province of Ontario, fewer than half of women with abnormal Pap tests receive proper follow-up care and low-income women are less likely to be screened for cervical cancer than high-income women, a new study has found.

"Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, yet in Ontario more than 1 million women have not been screened, and a disproportionate number of these women are living in lower-income communities," principal investigator Dr. Arlene Bierman, a physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, said in a news release from the hospital.

She and her colleagues found that less than 50 percent of women who had a Pap test that detected a low-grade abnormality received appropriate follow-up care within the recommended time period, including either a repeat test or a medical procedure called a colposcopy, which examines a woman's cervix and vagina. The low rate of follow-up in these women is cause for concern because they tend to be at greatest risk for eventually developing cervical cancer, the study authors noted.

The study also found that the overall rate of cervical cancer screening in Ontario was 69 percent, with screening rates of 61 percent for low-income women and 75 percent for high-income women.

"We need to make special efforts to reach women who are screened, but do not receive the necessary follow-up and may eventually fall through the cracks. To improve surveillance and treatment, we need a system that ensures all abnormal Pap tests are followed-up so that Ontario women can receive the best care possible," Bierman said in the news release.

The Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report (POWER) study was a joint effort by St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

More informat
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
2. Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
3. Informational handout key to giving parents a better understanding of CT radiation risks
4. Children of depressed moms do better when dad is involved, SLU researcher finds
5. Struggling male readers respond better to female teachers
6. Physician Skin Care Specialist Says Proposed New Rules for Sunscreen Products Will Better Protect the Public
7. Mothers Know Best: NFL Moms Team With Eddie George to Showcase a Better Way to a Healthier Lifestyle
8. Researchers Find Better Way to Deliver Blood Thinner
9. Clinical trials present better alternatives for dialysis patients
10. New nurses report job stress, need for better management
11. Hispanics hypertension better controlled with equal access to care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Better Pap Smear Follow-Up Needed Among Lower-Income Women
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Recently, Dylan ... dresses, has excitedly released its collection of discounted prom ... to Percy, a senior spokesman of the company, the ... of this promotion is to expand the UK market. ... in several different colors, lengths, and styles: A-line strapless, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 BambooFlooringChina.com sells many ... quality bamboo flooring. Today, the company announces big ... many styles and colors. , BambooFlooringChina.com is the world’s ... the promotion is valid until Jan. 20, 2015. , ... and woven with a natural thread. All the bamboo ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated its blog to provide ... Now, all of the models at LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, ... the wedding veil can turn out to be a most exciting ... veil can always bring surprise to a wedding. On the updated ... choose veils for a big day . , Going out ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... common during the holidays, but there are strategies that can ... arrive at a party hungry. It may seem logical to ... party, but deprivation leads to hunger, and hunger leads to ... Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in a hospital news release. ... to have a snack before attending a party when you ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best ... online realm. Today, the business has introduced its new ... prom dress promotion. , The new prom outfits are ... every dress lover. They are specially designed for 2015. ... dresses should visit its website before Jan. 26, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2
... --, -- Management expects to report revenues of approximately, ... the Fiscal Year which ends June 30, 2009. ... approximately $12.4 million and, $1.8 million, respectively., ... $10.5 million in net income, representing approximately 40%, ...
... Hospital Home Health and Hospice Services, the oldest homecare ... entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom (R) ... chronic illness. Cardiocom, the Experts in Telehealth(SM), is ... of award-winning telehealth solutions. , , Cardiocom,s telehealth ...
... , DOYLESTOWN, Pa., June 18 The Quigley Corporation, ... announced that Ted Karkus, Chairman of the Board of The Quigley ... of Directors of the Company. Mr. Karkus will serve in this ... rate of $5,000 per week for his services. , , ...
... NEW YORK , June 18 HLTH Corporation (Nasdaq: ... (Nasdaq: WBMD ), announced today that they have entered ... into WebMD in a tax-free, all-stock transaction. WebMD will be ... serve as Chairman of the Board and Wayne Gattinella will serve ...
... June 18 Multitask Productions LLC is changing the way you ... community featuring dynamic videos of exercises and a content-rich blog designed ... daily routine. , , , From doing ... toned thighs, SqueezeItIn.com shows you how to make fitness fit into ...
... Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG ), the parent company ... and assisted living companies, announced today that its Board of ... share of Ensign common stock, payable on or before July ... 2009. Ensign has been a dividend-paying company since 2002. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Provides Fiscal 2010 Guidance 2Health News:Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Provides Fiscal 2010 Guidance 3Health News:Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Provides Fiscal 2010 Guidance 4Health News:Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Provides Fiscal 2010 Guidance 5Health News:Englewood Hospital Home Health and Hospice Services Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology 2Health News:Ted Karkus Appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer Of The Quigley Corporation 2Health News:HLTH Corporation and WebMD Health Corp. Announce Agreement to Merge 2Health News:HLTH Corporation and WebMD Health Corp. Announce Agreement to Merge 3Health News:HLTH Corporation and WebMD Health Corp. Announce Agreement to Merge 4Health News:HLTH Corporation and WebMD Health Corp. Announce Agreement to Merge 5Health News:New Fitness Website Offers a No Gym, No Equipment, No Excuses Workout Solution: SqueezeItIn.com Challenges You to Let Life Be Your Workout 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 Soligenix, ... late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet ... and biodefense, announced today that on December 24, ... offering. The Company raised approximately $2.3 ... intends to use the net proceeds from the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... FLINT, Mich. , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat ... largest independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce ... and quality at Diplomat, will take office as the ... 2015. The formal induction ceremony will take place Feb. ... which will be held at the Renaissance Center in ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, ... of over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced it ... MigraPure® H, a hemp-based, advanced headache relief product, for ... in Colorado , Washington ... With the MigraPure H Advanced headache relief ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 2Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 3Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3
... & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Dr. Trevor Mundel ... Mundel, who is currently global head of development for Novartis ... work at the foundation on December 1. "We ... our global health program," said Bill Gates, co-chair of the ...
... Inc. is pleased to announce its exclusive agreement with ... automated FIT product, a fecal occult blood analyzer that ... the early detection of colorectal cancer. The agreement includes ... and OC-Sensor Diana, a high throughput automated FIT analyzer, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Gates Foundation Names Dr. Trevor Mundel to Lead Global Health Program 2Polymedco, Inc., and Cardinal Health Sign Agreement for Distribution of Oncologic Diagnostic Test Kits to Acute Care Market 2
Inquire...
...
... is your system. CONMED's family of products ... New, state-of-the art generators feature proprietary Energy ... continuous synchronization of current and voltage in ... enables the system to sample current and ...
... PoliPhase® is a biologically based adhesive ... component system consisting of a liquid ... control of internal bleeding. ... flow on to a prepared wound ...
Medicine Products: