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TITLE Population screening for cervical cancer   201107E PopulationSCC.pdf (508.2 KB)
Title in the original language Screening op baarmoederhalskanker
 201107BmhK.pdf (809.8 KB)
Document ID LIB663
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 24/05/2011
Document reference ISBN number: 978-90-5549-866-6
Original language of the document Dutch
Full text available in EN (508.2 KB) and NL (809.8 KB)
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Mitra Javanmardi
Health Council of the Netherlands
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Short description  The Netherlands has a relatively effective screening programme. However, there is scope for improvement. First through the introduction of testing for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) as the primairy screening method. Second by improved uptake , and third by increased follow-up compliance of screen-positive women.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The Netherlands has a good cervical cancer screening programme. Nevertheless, there are ways in which cervical cancer prevention might be improved. A new test method is available, for example; participation amongst women in certain subgroups could be increased and follow-up for screen-positive women could also be improved. In this report, the Health Council reviews developments in this field and g ...

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