Journal of Clinical & Experimental OncologyISSN: 2324-9110

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Editorial, J Clin Exp Oncol Vol: 1 Issue: 2

The Pap Test: Is it Time to Move on?

Massimo Origoni*
Vita Salute San Raffaele University School of Medicine, Milano, Italy
Corresponding author : Massimo Origoni, MD
Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Vita Salute San Raffaele University School of Medicine, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milano, Italy
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Received: November 03, 2012 Accepted: November 03, 2012 Published: November 07, 2012  
Citation: Massimo Origoni (2012) The Pap Test: Is it Time to Move on?. Clin Exp Oncol 1:2. doi:10.4172/2324-9110.1000e1046

Abstract

The Papanicolaou vaginal smear – the Pap test – for the early detection of cervical cancer in women, represents one of the milestones of the modern medicine and the turning point towards the applicative concepts of preventive oncology. During the 20th century, cytological screening for cervical cancer has been the gold standard and is now widely recognized to have represented one of the major public health advances.

Keywords: cervical cancer

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