The Korean guideline for cervical cancer screening
자궁경부암 검진 권고안
Kyung Jin Min ; Yoon Jae Lee ; Jae Kwan Lee ; Won Chul Lee ; Yeol Kim ; Soo Young Kim ; Ji Yeon Dang ; Sung Ran Hong ; Chi Heum Cho ; Sung Chul Lim ; Hoo Yeon Lee ; Eal Whan Park ; Jea Hoon Kim0 ; Jae Weon Kim ; Yong Man Kim ; Moran Ki ; Jaekyung Choi ; Myong Cheol Lim ; Chong Woo Yoo ; Mina Suh
Journal of Gynecologic Oncology, Vol.26(3) : 232~239, 2015
Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
The incidence rate of cervical cancer in Korea is still higher than in other developed countries, notwithstanding the national mass-screening program. Furthermore, a new method has been introduced in cervical cancer screening. Therefore, the committee for cervical cancer screening in Korea updated the recommendation statement established in 2002. The new version of the guideline was developed by the committee using evidence-based methods. The committee reviewed the evidence for the benefits and harms of the Papanicolaou test, liquid-based cytology, and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, and reached conclusions after deliberation. The committee recommends screening for cervical cancer with cytology (Papanicolaou test or liquid-based cytology) every three years in women older than 20 years of age (recommendation A). The cervical cytology combined with HPV test is optionally recommended after taking into consideration individual risk or preference (recommendation C). The current evidence for primary HPV screening is insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of cervical cancer screening (recommendation I). Cervical cancer screening can be terminated at the age of 74 years if more than three consecutive negative cytology reports have been confirmed within 10 years (recommendation D).