Screening for Cervical Cancer - Which Common Technique is the Most Cost-effective Choice?


Screening is the basic practice in cancer prevention for cervical cancer. In the gynecology field , there areseveral alternative techniques for screening for pre-cancerous lesions for cervical cancer, including the Papsmear, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), human papilloma virus (HPV) DNA testing and combined Papsmear and VIA. In this work, the author focused on cost effectiveness and puts forward an argument that theVIA is the most preferable choice on this basis.