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Makerere University Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Paper

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Screening Guidelines

Pick one women’s health screening guideline such as mammogram, pap smear, bone mineral density scan, or colonoscopy, and outline the current screening recommendations for age and frequency. Discuss any reasons for potential deviations from routine screening frequency.

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Pap Test: Screening Guidelines – Outline
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Procedure

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Screening Guidelines

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Reasons for Deviation


Running head: SCREENING GUIDELINES

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Pap Test: Screening Guidelines
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SCREENING GUIDELINES

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Pap Test: Screening Guidelines

Testing for cervical cancer was implemented in the US to help in the early detection and
reduction of incidence for the disease in women. The mortality rates have decreased since then,
with widespread cancer screening being recommended among all women populations. Using
cytology or Pap smear, cervical cancer can be screened in women as per prescribed guidelines
(Guido, 2018). Several bodies have provided guidance that should be followed that specify the
type of screening tests as well as the age factor, which is an important determinant.
Procedure
Pap smear test involves the collection of cells from the cervix and their observation to
note any cancerous cells. Using a speculum, a practitioner then uses a spatula or brush to scrape
some cells from the endocervix, which are considered the sample (Guido, 2018). Depending on
the results obtained, a patient is advised n what to do next. The Pap smear test relies on the
accuracy of the human eye in noting abnormal cells and may not be so accurate, although it has
led to most of the cervical cancer detection accordi...

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