Cytopathological screening in indigenous women from Parque Indigena do Xingu

Cytopathological screening in indigenous women from Parque Indigena do Xingu

Author Speck, Neila Maria de Góis Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pereira, Érica Ribeiro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Schaper, M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rodrigues, D. Google Scholar
Almeida, P. Google Scholar
Sakano, C. R. Google Scholar
Ribalta, Julisa Chamorro Lascasas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Over the years, there have been many deaths due to cervical cancer among indigenous women of the Parque Indigena do Xingu as a consequence of low screening coverage. Since 2005, however, the coverage index of cervical lesion screening has been high: 97.6% among at-risk women in 2005 and 92.6% in 2007. Cytological alterations occurred in 12.6% and 6% of the cases in the respective years. After complete diagnosis and treatment of uterine lesions, by staff trained in lower tract pathology, negative results were seen in all cases of high-grade lesions and invasive neoplasia and no case of invasive carcinoma was detected in 2007. We conclude, therefore, that health actions have been effective in decreasing the incidence of cytological alterations and invasive carcinoma.
Keywords Cytopathological screening
Indigenous women
Language English
Date 2009-01-01
Published in European Journal Of Gynaecological Oncology. Montreal: I R O G Canada, Inc, v. 30, n. 5, p. 512-513, 2009.
ISSN 0392-2936 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher I R O G Canada, Inc
Extent 512-513
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000270030600010
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/43603

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