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Screening is a public health intervention administered to a target population
without symptoms. Screening is not performed to diagnose a disease, but to
identify individuals with a higher likelihood of developing the disease itself or a
precursor to the disease. Not all diseases are suitable for screening programs. The
following criteria help determine whether a disease is suitable for a screening
program: (1) The disease is bound to have serious consequences. (2) The disease
must have a detectable preclinical and asymptomatic stage. (3) Treatment at the
preclinical stage should influence the long-term course and prognosis of the
disease being screened. (4) Care must be available and accessible to those who
have a positive screening test. History, screening tests and treatment options for
cervical pre-cancer meet these criteria.


Screening Cervical Cancer Program

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Agustiansyah, P., Rizal Sanif, Siti Nurmaini, Irfannuddin, & Legiran. (2021). Screening for Cervical Cancer. Bioscientia Medicina : Journal of Biomedicine and Translational Research, 5(3), 649-658.