Screening has had no impact on adenocarcinoma rates

Australia’s national cervical screening program has failed to lower the incidence of adenocarcinoma, despite halving overall rates of cervical cancer, a study shows.

The findings mirror international studies that show adenocarcinomas are more difficult to detect than squamous cell cancers using Pap smears because cells from precursor lesions in the endocervical canal are more difficult to sample.

However, the researchers say the