Cytological screening for cervical cancer in the province of Limburg, Belgium.

Last updated on 3-10-2023 by Marie Malingreau

Peer reviewed scientific article




Cervical cancer screening in Belgium is mainly opportunistic with periodic attempts to organize it according to the European guidelines. In the province of Limburg (north-east Belgium), a cervical cytology registry was set up in collaboration with local cytopathological laboratories, provincial health authorities and the Limburg Cancer Registry. Laboratories regularly communicated coded results of Pap smears from women residents in Limburg to the provincial cytological registry. All individual records contained a virtually unique identifying code allowing the study of longitudinal histories…

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