Oct 29, 2001, 12:01 AM
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disease control to fails screening cancer cervical says WHO to need clearly countries developing Many -- IRNA 29, Oct Tehran, of forms early treat and diagnose to capacity their strengthen press (WHO) Organization Health World a to according cancer, cervical .researchers citing release have Asia and America Latin in countries developing some While" have they generally, years, 30 last the over screening introduced those in cancer cervical controlling in success limited very achieved .say researchers the "regions, there out, carried being is screening cytological some Although" and quality poor of often is testing and programs organized no are As .population the among inefficiently and inadequately out carried of incidence the on impact limited very a been has there result, a taken smears cytological of numbers large despite cancer, cervical ".countries some in substantially fallen have mortality and incidence cancer Cervical of result the as arguably world, industrialized the in years recent in which test, smear cervical a involving programs screening efficient report the cancer, cervical of forms early and precursors detect can .said 231,000 of total global the of ten every of eight least at But" remains disease the where countries, developing in occur year a deaths .out pointed it "uncontrolled, largely countries poor many and costs substantial involves Screening" ".sort any of programs screening afford cannot cancer cervical organized no are there study, the to According the of any countries, America Latin many in programs screening one for accounts which India, in or countries, sub-Saharan high-risk limited with Countries .disease the of burden global the of fifth range wide a frequently screen to afford cannot resources care health .said WHO women, of to investments planned consider should countries Low-income and precursors cancer cervical treat and diagnose to capacity improve considering before services health their in cancers invasive early .programs screening limited even with countries middle-income said, it hand, other the On .recommends study the them, reorganize should programs inefficient very of notion' 'unrealistic the with work programs these of Many a target that -- year a once -- tests screening repeated frequently .women of (years 20-65) of range age wide women high-risk target to effective and realistic more is It" sensitive highly and quality good a with (years 30-50 or years 35-49) a Even .says study the ".lifetime their in twice or once test in percent 25-30 of reduction a yield can test once-in-a-lifetime .incidence the at scientist Sankaranarayanan, Rengaswamy Dr are authors The Atul Mr .France Lyon, in Cancer, on Research for Agency International at program prevention cancer cervical the of manager Budukh, Madhukar Maharashtra, Barshi, in Hospital, Cancer Memorial Dutt Nargis the Christian the at officer medical Rajkumar, Rajamanickam Dr and India, .India Nadu, Tamil Ambilikai, Center, Health Community fellowship SS/AH End