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Cervical screening: A complete and patient centred approach

Claire van Deventer
South African Family Practice | Vol 63, No 1 : Part 4| a5372 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v63i1.5372 | © 2021 Claire van Deventer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 July 2021 | Published: 27 October 2021

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Claire van Deventer, Department of Family Medicine and Primary care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


Cervical screening is an important intervention in the detection and management of early cancer. The global situation regarding cervical cancer is briefly discussed and a family physician’s approach to the procedure and the response to laboratory findings is documented.


cervical screening; HPV; VIA; step-by-step procedure


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