Gynecologic cytology

Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the cérvix is antedated by precancerous changes in the cervical epithelium, which can be identified cytologicaly. The abnormal cells exfoliated from the cervix gave rise to the use of the cervical smear test for the detection of intraepithelial neoplastic change. The probability of successful treatment of precancerous changes wake the discase process and ideal target for population screening.