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Screening by visual inspection protects Indian women against cervical cancer

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.335.7614.279-b (Published 09 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:279

A quick, easy, and affordable screening test reduced the risk of cervical cancer by 25% among women in rural India, in a recent cluster randomised trial (hazard ratio 0.75, 95% CI 0.59 to 0.95). A single visual inspection of the cervix with acetic …

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