Navigation Links
Two screen test and treat screening for cervical cancer

Researchers from University of Cape Town, South Africa have found effective results using Two screen and treat cervical cancer prevention programs in women with high-risk for // cervical cancer using low resource settings exclusively for developing and under developed countries. The study results showed that the test and treat program was very much effective in considerably reducing the prevalence of cervical cancer and precancerous cervical lesions.

Cervical Cancer:
Cervical cancer in women causes more than 233,000 deaths worldwide and more than 471,000 cases are diagnosed positive for cervical cancer each year, of which 80 percent occur in less-developed countries. The lifetime risk of a woman developing cervical cancer in a low-resource setting is approximately 2 percent to 4 percent.

Screen and Treat Program:
Cytological testing for cervical cancer is useful tool in diagnosing cervical cancer in women but due to the high cost of the test it has become less affordable by the economically weaker section. To overcome this and give a better identification and treatment process, Professor Lynette Denny, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues conducted a study to determine the safety and efficacy of two screen-and-treat approaches for cervical cancer prevention.

This Two screen and treat procedure does not require complex health infrastructure required by traditional approaches. The testing process uses Non-cytological techniques such as testing for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) DNA testing and/or Visual Inspection with Acetic acid (VIA). The testing procedure is followed by treatment of lesions using Cryotherapy using nitrous oxide on lesions to freeze the lesion at low therapy. The study was conducted in 6,555 non-pregnant women, aged 35 to 65 years, and was conducted between June 2000 and December 2002 at ambulatory women’s health clinics in Khayelitsha, South Africa. All patients were scree ned using human Papilloma virus (HPV) DNA testing and visual inspection with VIA.

The researchers found that using Two screen and treat procedures the incidence of cervical cancers and cervical lesions was diagnosed early and it offers a great option of treating the cancer lesions by using Cryotherapy effectively even in economically weaker section using reduced hospital equipments.

Experts View:
Professor Lynette Denny and his team said, This trial has shown that screening and treating women based on the results of two alternative screening tests to cytology, HPV DNA testing and VIA, is safe and has a significant impact on the prevalence of CIN 2+ among women participating in such a program. In low-resource settings, screen-and-treat approaches may be able to reduce the risk of a common and easily preventable cancer in women.

Paul D. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.H., of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore said, When faced with a challenge, identifying and seizing an opportunity can be the first step toward triumph. That is what public health approaches are often about. An important lesson from the work of Brewster et al and Denny et al is that whether in southern California or southern Africa, safe, acceptable, effective, and pragmatic public health approaches to cervical cancer prevention can be designed

Related medicine news :

1. A sunscreen from the sea
2. Need for Colon cancer screening
3. DNA biochip for genetic screening
4. Breast screening among diabetic women
5. Fast screening for macular degeneration
6. Inadequate proof to justify routine prostate screen
7. New virtual colonoscopy procedure for easier colon screening
8. Hearing loss can be detected by simple screening
9. MRI screenings may be better to identify breast cancer
10. Oral cancer screenings to reduce the mortality rates
11. Appendectomy need reduced with CT screening
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica Scruggs ... for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs surgery, ... Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, MD, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new ... the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health ... of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards ... at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those ... deal with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol ... of Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... International Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant ... of the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay Area ... Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness ... and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, ... today announced the five finalists of Lyme ... disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed Care ... that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily ... make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses ... medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in the ... the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... "The World Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics The World ... diagnostic and personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report ... Diagnostics Test Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: