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Anne F. Rositch, Rebecca G. Nowak and Patti E. Gravitt Increased age and race-specific incidence of cervical cancer after correction for hysterectomy prevalence in the United States from 2000 to 2009 Cancer 120

Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28548

Correction for hysterectomy resulted in higher age-specific cervical cancer incidence rates, a shift in the peak incidence to older women, and an increase in the disparity in cervical cancer incidence between black and white women. Given the high and nondeclining rate of cervical cancer in women over the age of 60 to 65 years, when women are eligible to exit screening, risk and screening guidelines for cervical cancer may need to be reconsidered.

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