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Global Guidance for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control
FIGO offers this guidance as a focused update on cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment strategies. It is intended to be complementary to the World Health Organization 2006 'Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A Guide to Essential Practice' and bridges the gap with emerging data now available until the next edition, expected out in 2011. It also takes direction from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) in these areas.
The information provided is relevant to all settings, with an emphasis on low-resource settings where the disease continues to be the largest cause of cancer death among women. It is intended to provide guidance to clinicians and policy-makers and inform current and future planning to prevent and control cervical cancer.
The authors of this guidance for cervical cancer control seek to bring together the most up to date knowledge about options that will provide approaches for diverse settings, and that will also encourage cultural sensitivity, resulting in not only control of cervical cancer but improvement in assuring the rights and health of women globally.