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Przegl Lek. 2012;69(10):914-7.

[Cigarette smoking among women attending cervical cancer screening program].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Katedra Połoznictwa, Chorób Kobiecych i Ginekologii Onkologicznej Collegium Medicum w Bydgoszczy, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu.


Cervical cancer is recognized as tobacco-related malignancy. HPV vaccination and introducing screening protocols were found as the best way to decrease cervical cancer related mortality. Besides the cytological screening programs of the uterine cervix smear, nowadays co-factors of carcinogenesis are taken into consideration, also. The aim of our study was to analyse data included in questionnaire of 310 women who underwent cytological examination wi thin cervical cancer screening program in our Department in 2011. There were no differences found between studied groups on rate of oral contraceptive or hormonal therapy use, as well as age and tobacco smoking. However, taking into account education and smoking, there was a significant correlation observed. Patients with higher education level smoked less often. The special attention should be paid to promote smoking cessation in the group of women who finished education on elementary level.

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