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Cervical cancer prevention: the saga goes on, but so much has changed!

Gerard V Wain
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (9): 476-477.

Major changes to the screening environment dictate a review of this successful program

Gerard V Wain, FRANZCOG, CGO, Director
Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
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Canfell K, Sitas F, Beral V. Cervical cancer in Australia and the United Kingdom: comparison of screening policy, uptake, cancer incidence and mortality. Med J Aust 2006; 185: 482-486. <eMJA full text>
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Cervical screening in Australia 2002-2003. Canberra: AIHW, 2005. (AIHW Cat. No. 26; Cancer Series No. 31.)
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National Cervical Screening Program. Screening to prevent cervical cancer: guidelines for the management of asymptomatic women with screen detected abnormalities. Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council, 2005.
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Binns PL, Condon JR. Participation in cervical screening by Indigenous women in the Northern Territory: a longitudinal study. Med J Aust 2006; 185: 490-494. <eMJA full text>
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Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Submission to Australian Senate Inquiry on Gynaecological Cancer in Australia. August 2006. http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/clac_ctte/gynaecological_cancer/submissions/sub57.pdf (accessed Sep 2006).
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