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TAF Prev Med Bull. 2010; 9(5): 471-474


Cervical Cancer Screening between 35–40 Aged Women at Kisecik Region of Hatay Provinence

Ersin,Nazlıcan, Muhsin,Akbaba, Hikmet,Koyuncu, Nazan,Savaş, Burhan,Karaca.

Abstract
AIM: Cervical cancer is the most frequently seen genital system cancer in women after endometrium adenocarcinoma. Because cervical is an easy reach organ, early diagnosis can be done due to Papanicolau (Pap) smear in the cancer cases of this organ and prognosis ameliorates considerably. In this ailment there are two peaks. The first one is around the ages 35-39, the second one is around the ages 60-64. The aim of the study is to scan cervical cancer among the women between the ages of 35-40 in the district of Kisecik health office.
METHOD: This study is a definitional, society based sectional study performed among the women between the ages of 35- 40 in the district of Kisecik in Hatay. 187 women between the ages of 35- 40 were enrolled to the study; 10 out of 187 women who were single were not included to the study. The study was completed after enrolling 150 women out of 177. Cervical smear samples were taken from the participants; and these samples were evaluated in a pathology laboratory according to the Bethesda 2001 scale.
RESULTS: The avarage age of the participants was 37.55±1.77. After the evaluation of the cervical smears in the pathology laboratory, the results were normal for 73 participants (%48.7). 36 participants (%24.0) had non specific inflamation, 20 participants (%13.3) had bacterial vaginosis, 19 participants (%12.7) had seconder reactive changes to the inflamation and 2 participants (%1.3) was reported to be ASC-US.
CONCLUSION: By the help of cheap and easily applied Pap smear test, society based scanning programmes can be performed frequently and thus; servical lesions may be detected in early phases. Furthermore through education, the level of information about cervical cancer should be raised and consciousness should be created.

Key words: Woman Health, Cervical Cancer, Screening



Article Language: Turkish English


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