CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CERVICUTERINE CANCER SCREENING AT 08 HEALTH INSTITUTIONS, METROPOLITAN LIMA 2017
CARACTERÍSTICAS DEL TAMIZAJE PARA CÁNCER CÉRVICO-UTERINO EN 08 ESTABLECIMIENTOS DE SALUD, LIMA METROPOLITANA 2017
The use of Papanicoloau Conventional Cytology (CC) versus Liquid Base (CBL), the professional who performs the extraction, first reading and diagnosis of the sample; the use of the Bethesda classification, the detection of HPV DNA and the follow-up of ASCUS findings are links in the screening of Uterine Cervical Cancer (CCU) little studied in our environment.
To determine the characteristics of the CCU cancer screening in 08 health facilities (EESS) of Metropolitan Lima, the headquarters of the Medical Board of the FAMURP in 2017.
Descriptive, transversal. Sampling for convenience. The Chiefs of Pathology Services were interviewed.
8 EESS of Level III of the MINSA, EsSalud and FFAA participated. All performed the CC, none CBL. The samples are taken by the Gynecologist or the Obstetrician, and in 1 case by nursing, the first reading is performed by the Medical Technologist and in one case by the Pathologist Analyst; the diagnosis, by the Anatomopathologist. The Bethesda System is used for the Final Report. Screening tests for HPV DNA are not used. In 8, follow-up is done for ASCUS findings.
CBL, automated reading, and identification of HPV DNA are not implemented. It is recommended to carry out cost-effective studies to propose their future implementation, and to carry out studies regarding the phases of the screening process.
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