Population screening for cancer of the cervix with irrigation smears

Hugh J. Davis, Howard W. Jones

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Using the self-obtained irrigation smear technique, a selective screening program was carried out in Washington County, Maryland, in 1963 and 1965. A 78 per cent participation rate was achieved with a yield of 7.8 cancers per 1,000 asymptomatic women in the 1963 screening. The participation rate in 1965 was 74 per cent with a yield of 4.0 per 1,000. Selective screening with the self-obtained irrigation smear offers an efficient technique for community control of cancer of the cervix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-613
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 1966

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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