Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420



The Association between the Screening Rates and the Incidence of Cervical Cancer in Korean Women

Eun-Sol Lee and Eun-Gyul Lee

Cervical cancer is the most common female genital malignancy in Korean women. The screening rate for cervical cancer has been steadily increasing from 40.3% in 2010 to 54.2% in 2015, and age-standardized incidence rate of cervical cancer decreased from 12.6 per 100,000 women in 2010 to 10.7 per 100,000 women in 2015. The screening rates for cervical cancer varied by geographic area and age group reflecting the importance of social and personal factors including health care accessibility, socio-economic status and education levels. Thus, screening programs for cervical cancer should be designed and directed under the control of a nationwide program for cancer control.