New cancer screening first. Ats sends letters to 26,000 Cuomo

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Only 36% of women between the ages of 25 and 64 have signed up for the advocacy for cervical injury diagnosis

36% of the invited women participated in the new cervical cancer screening. This year, Ats Insubria launched a new oncology screening, as well as mammography to fight breast cancer and occult blood search to fight colon cancer. Cervical cancer screening is intended for women aged 25 to 64 years to diagnose high-risk cervical lesions. Human papillomavirus, Hpv, is the main cause of the malignant development of possible diseases. The first test is followed by in-depth examinations.

Ats Insubria reported that, from January 2022 to the end of June, it had invited 26,782 women in the 25-64 age group, residing in the area of ​​competence, for examinations: 11,938 in the Como region and 14844 in the Varese region. . 9,579 women participated in the call, with a participation rate of 36%. The number of women who were sent for colposcopy to be positive for the two tests mentioned above equaled 305 or 3.2% of the women who adhered to the screening.”

The new general screening program consists of the active offer of cervical screening to women aged 25-29 years who have not already been vaccinated with HPV in adolescence. Women between the ages of 30 and 64, regardless of their vaccination status, are invited to have an Hpv Dna test, to be repeated every five years if negative. Younger women, who have previously been vaccinated with a full course, will be invited for the first time for screening, with Hpv Dna testing every five years, starting at age 30.

«However, it is important to highlight the importance for all women – comment Annalisa Donadini, director of the Preventive Medicine Service at Ats Insubria – even for those who adhere to screening, to provide periodic gynecological examinations for the most comprehensive and complete assessment of the health of the reproductive system and reproductive system. Indeed, cervical cancer screening is certainly a valuable opportunity for women to enter into a structured preventive process, but it is good to know that it is specifically aimed at preventing cervical cancer.” The new screening will be gradually expanded to include all women who fall within the target.

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