2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-59702010000500004
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Cancer, women, and public health: the history of screening for cervical cancer

Abstract: Cytological screening for cervical cancer (the Pap smear), the first attempt at mass screening for a human malignancy, is often presented as a non-problematic demonstration of the feasibility of such screening. Screening for this tumor became a model for screening for other malignancies: breast, colon and prostate. My text follows the early history of the Pap smear and the conditions that led to its transformation into a routine screening test, despite persistent problems in stabilizing the readings of microsc… Show more

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“…Beyond this, women seem more alert than men to signs of illness, listening more to their bodies and more frequently maintaining a sensitive relationship with it [ 28 ]. Another hypothesis is that the greater medicalization of the female body contributes to less resistance by women to the use of medication [ 30 – 32 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Beyond this, women seem more alert than men to signs of illness, listening more to their bodies and more frequently maintaining a sensitive relationship with it [ 28 ]. Another hypothesis is that the greater medicalization of the female body contributes to less resistance by women to the use of medication [ 30 – 32 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In this study, high dimensional classification problem was resolved by using decision tree methods because only those attributes were considered which showed highest relevance with the screening method (target class). The Hinslemann screening method showed high performance because Hinslemann is also traditional method of screening of cervical cancer which is effective [55][56][57]. The performance of biopsy screening method was slightly low from Hinslemann screening method.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Con el fin de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, se produjo una rápida expansión de los tamizajes a la población civil. Y a partir de la década de 1940, se implementaron los exámenes de glucosa y orina, para detectar diabetes; el Papanicolaou, para la detección del cáncer cervicouterino, convirtiéndose en el modelo para el resto de los screenings [20][21][22] ; y los exámenes mamográficos, para detectar cáncer [23][24][25] . Por otro lado, la estrategia de observar y monitorear a poblaciones aparentemente sanas para rastrear una enfermedad o condición se constituye en la forma de intervención de la salud pública del siglo XX, aunque su modalidad fue transformándose a lo largo del tiempo, como examinamos a continuación.…”
Section: Monitoreo De Poblaciones Sanas Durante El Siglo XXunclassified