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Women with cervical cancer at increased risk of injury during diagnostic workup


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Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Reuters Health - 21/10/2020 - Among the women who were screened for cervical cancer in Sweden, those with invasive cancer and carcinoma in situ were at increased risk of injury associated with diagnostic workup, a new study finds. In an analysis of medical records from more than three million women who participated in cervical cancer screening between 2001 and 2012 in Sweden, researchers found an increased risk of injuries, including hemorrhage and hematoma, that required hospitalization among those with invasive cervical cancer (ICC) and grade 3 neoplasias, according to the report published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. "In our study, although extremely rare, we observed increased risk of iatrogenic injuries that required at least two days of hospital admission during the diagnostic workup of women with ICC, and to a smaller extent, also women with CIN3/AIS," write the researchers led by Qing Shen, of the department of medical epidemiology an...


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