Screening post vaccination

Patrick Walker, Adeola Atilade and Henry C Kitchener

in Vaccines for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199543458
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607181 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Oncology Library

Screening post vaccination

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• The current NHS CSP is successful in avoiding 75% of cervical cancers that would otherwise occur. • The current cervical screening programme will remain the major means of cervical cancer protection for the screened population for at least 10 years, by which time the vaccinated generation will have reached the threshold age for cervical screening. • Modifications to the current screening programme will take account of the vaccination programme that is to be introduced, as well as emerging evidence regarding the impact of vaccination on cervical disease. • Challenges during the transition from an unvaccinated to a vaccinated population should include maintaining awareness of the continuing need for cervical screening. • It is likely that after vaccination there will be greater reliance on human papilloma virus (HPV) testing as the primary screening test, which will present challenges in maintaining skills in cytology screening. •

Chapter.  1880 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Oncology

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