A significant proportion of women diagnosed with cervical cancer after age 65, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of women cancer, which took place from 24 to 27 March in New Orleans.
Sarah Dilley, a doctor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues have requested data from the database monitoring programs, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER-18) and the National database of cancers (NCDB) to determine the incidence of cervical cancer.
The researchers observed a decrease in the overall performance of cervical cancer over time, while Tau B Kendall from -0.85 and -0.68 for patients aged 20 to 49 years and those aged 75 years and older, respectively, using data SEER-18, from 2000 to 2014, 19.7% of cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in women aged 65 years and older based SEER-18 data; over time significant changes in this proportion has not happened. From 2004 to 2014 in NCDB 18,9% of cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in women older than 65 years. At inspection on the basis of age 5.1% of cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 29, but 8% were diagnosed between 70 and 79 years.
"Professional societies should consider expanding to the age of screening requirements for improving outcomes for this older population of women" - Dilly he said in a statement.