Screening, survival and mortality for cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is preventable and curable if detected early. The main cause of cervical cancer, which accounts for approximately 95% of all cases, is sexual exposure to the human papilloma virus, HPV (IARC, 1995; Franco et al., 1999). Three indicators are presented to reflect variation in cervical cancer care across OECD countries: cervical cancer screening rates in women aged 20‐69 years, five‐year relative survival rates, and mortality rates.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2011-11-01