New free test that detects human papillomavirus and cervical cancer prevents arrive in Chile in September.
It is worth mentioning that today can only be found with the help of cytologic examination of the annual and compulsory for women aged 25 to 65 years, only 58 percent complete on a regular basis, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).
This new test that detects the presence of the virus to the disease develops will be available in 15 medical centers in the country, especially in cities with large populations such as Sant & # 39; Yaga, Valparaiso and Concepcion.
Health deputy, Paul Daza, confirmed that "the review will be available in primary care, and will be phased introduction into the various centers," so expect all the campuses in the country can have it for 2020.
At the same time, the performance test in various clinics have values between 50,000 and 100,000 pesos.
With regard to the importance of the review, Daza said that there are "women who actually have their smear day, and despite the fact that he had cancer."
"This test will come before letting to know that those women who are prone to do this cancer," he said.
Dr. Tulia Rodríguez, head of the gynecology clinic in Las Conde, stressed that it is of the & # 39; is an additional test to the Pap smear, "does not replace it."
Professional insisted that cervical cancer with 39 & # is lethal and "epidemiological importance, since its low frequency"
"It is also very important, because it can be avoided to the extent that we identify the population at risk and more initial changes or precursor cancerous lesions identified Dad," he said.
Authorities reminded that working women can use in the afternoon to perform any preventive tests.