Progresos realizados en la detección del cáncer del cuello uterino en los Estados Unidos
In the United States three national surveys made in 1961, 1963 and 1966, respectively, showed that the number of uterine cytology tests had risen from 5,422,827, in 1961, to 15,732,973, in 1966, an increase of 190 percent. The percentage of all U.S. females examined, age twenty and over, rose from 10 percent in 1961, and 15 percent in 1963, to 26 percent in 1966The state of New York recently revised its hospital code to require cervical cytology as a routine admission procedure on women between 25 and 54, unless the test is medically contra-indicated or has been performed within the previous three years. But American experts who attended a recent world conference on uterine cancer, admit that there are still 20 million adult American women who have never had the Pap test. The number would be much greater if the Public Health Service had not been active. By 1967, this service was carrying out projects in 35 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, at a cost of $6 million in grant funds. The latest date indicate that 1,719,865 women had initial smears, resulting in the diagnosis of approximately 11,500 cases of genital cancer. As an interesting off shoot of this program among general practitioners, they are now beginning to include this examination and the teaching of self-examination as part of the routine. Finally, the number of approved schools for training cyto-technologists ... (AU)
Progress made in cervical cancer detection in the United States
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