Cervical cancer screening in Belgium.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article



A description is given of the burden of cervical cancer and the status of screening in Belgium until 1998. Screening is essentially opportunistic and generally performed at yearly intervals. A programme for organised screening — promoting one cervical smear every 3 years for women aged between 25 and 64 years — is being set up in the Flemish Region alone. Important progress has been made concerning the development of technical guidelines on the collection of an adequate Papanicolaou (Pap) smear, uniform terminology for the cytological report and the follow-up of positive tests. The implemen…

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