Cervical cancer: new paradigms within a holistic care model

  • Jesús Acosta-Peñaloza
  • Hernando Gaitán-Duarte


In this issue of Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología (Colombian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology) we present three studies related to cervical cancer. The first refers to patient knowledge and responses when faced with an abnormal cytology result. The second describes the frequency of an atypical squamous cell cytology result that does not rule out a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H); and the third describes the quality of life of women diagnosed with cervical cancer. This circumstance has created the opportunity to establish a perspective regarding issues that need to be studied at a local level in order to improve care for the individual patients suffering from this disease and achieve better public health outcomes in this field. Additionally, it has prompted a reflection about the role of general gynaecologists and subspecialists in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of precancerous lesions of the cervix, as well as of invasive cervical cancer, in order to improve impact indicators for the disease in Colombia.

Biografía del autor/a

Jesús Acosta-Peñaloza

Gynaecologic Oncologist

Deputy Director, Medical Care and Teaching

National Cancer Institute

Hernando Gaitán-Duarte


Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología


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