Clinical Preventive Medicine
- Many U.S. women continue to be screened annually for cervical cancer, despite current guidelines that recommend 3- or 5-year screening intervals depending on screening modality and patient age.
- Current U.S. cervical cancer screening guidelines recommend a 3- or 5-year screening interval depending on age and screening modality. However, many women continue to be screened annually. The purpose of this study is to investigate U.S. women’s self-reported frequency of cervical cancer screening, acceptance of an extended screening interval (once every 3–5 years), and preferred screening options.
- Drs. Carvallo-Michelena and Rojas-Dominguez describe the importance of documenting the impact of cervical cancer screening programs and the relevance of impact measurement to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) like Peru.
- The benefits of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) on cervical cancer screening for participating uninsured low-income women have never been measured.
- Some primary care physicians choose not to provide cervical cancer screening.