Review of the Brazilian Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening, 2016

Leticia Maria C. Katz
J. Bras. Patol. Med. Lab. 2016;52(4):210
DOI: 10.5935/1676-2444.20160034

It is about to be published the second edition of the Brazilian Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening, as part of another publication of the Brazilian National Cancer Institute (Instituto Nacional de Câncer [Inca]). For the development of the document participated the members of the Collaborative Network for Qualification of Diagnosis and Treatment of Precursor Lesions of Cervical Cancer, of which are part: the Health Care Bureau of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, the Inca – National Institute of Cancer, the Brazilian National Institute of Women, Child and Adolescent Health (Instituto Nacional da Saúde da Mulher, da Criança e do Adolescente Fernandes Figueira [Fiocruz]), the Institute of Gynecology of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Brazilian Society of Lower Genital Tract Pathology and Colposcopy (Associação Brasileira de Patologia do Trato Genital Inferior e Colposcopia), the member of the Committee of Experts on Strengthening of Prevention and Qualification actions of Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical and Breast Cancers (Comitê de Especialistas para o Fortalecimento das Ações de Prevenção e Qualificação do Diagnóstico e Tratamento dos Cânceres do Colo do Útero e de Mama) (both created under Decree nº 1.472/GM/MS, from June 24, 2011), and invited experts. They totaled more than 60 professionals directly involved in the women care for prevention and early detection of cervical cancer, including the presidency of the Brazilian Society of Cytopathology (Sociedade Brasileira de Citopatologia) and some of associates. Read More…