Saturday, 19 December 2009

Smear testing - pros, cons and effectiveness

Who should get a pap smear?

Dr Angela Raffle - letter to British Medical Journal

More than you need to know? These days, we are screened for a whole raft of diseases. But just how effective are they?

Trade-offs in cervical cancer prevention, balancing benefits and risks

Does cancer screening save lives?

Are mammograms and PSA tests overrated?

Should we abandon pap testing?

Outcomes of screening to prevent cancer: analysis of cumulative incidence of cervical
abnormality and modelling of cases and deaths prevented

Jade and the dangers of smear testing

Low-risk women should not be over-screened for cervical cancer

Low risk of cervical cancer during a long period after negative screening in the Netherlands

At what age do cancer tests offer more risks than benefits?

Screening for older citizens,0,7041458.story

Colposcopy rates and results

Dr Angela Raffles book on screening practice

Added 21 Dec 09
UK cervical cancer screening programme and statistics - 2010-11

Added 21 Dec 09 Finnish Screening evaluation study

Added 21 Dec 09
Explanation of CIN1, CIN2 etc

Added 21 Dec 09
Effect of screening on incidence of and mortality from cancer of cervix in England: evaluation based on routinely collected statistics

Added 21 Dec 09
Cervical cancer - a guide for nurses

Added 1 Jan 2010 - Debates about cervical screening - a historical overview

Added 1 Jan 2010 - Is cervical screening working - a cytopathologists view from the United Kingdom

Added 6 Jan 2010 - Cancer screening - what could hurt?

Added 16 Jan 2010 - Detection rates for abnormal cervical smears - what are we screening for?

Added 22 Jan 2010- Trade offs in cervical cancer prevention

Added 13 Feb 2010 Debates about cervical screening - an historical overview

Added 25 Feb 2010 - Making the pap smear into the right tool - cervical cancer in the USA circa 1940 - 1995

Added 25 Feb 2010 - Cervical screening in lesbian and bisexual women

Added 25 Feb 2010 - collection of articles on colposcopy

Added 28 April 2010 Risks to pregnancies post-cervical screening and treatment

Added May 01 2010 - cervical screening transexuals (MtF/FtM)

Added April 2011 - comprehensive report on the set up and management of the Welsh cervical screening programme

Added April 2011 - report on screening in Peru

Added November 2011 - indepth study on lesbian, gay and bisexual women and cervical screening, in the northwest of the UK (Salford)