Impact of Age Factor in Cervical Abnormalities and Cancers Incidence in Some Iraqi Married Women
Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women worldwide, and it has the fourth highest mortality rate among cancers in women. The present study aimed to reveal the impact of age factor in cervical abnormalities and cancers incidence in some Iraqi married women. 150 scraping cervical cells samples were collected from the women clinically diagnosed with cervical abnormalities and cancer who were divided into two groups; the first group included the women with abnormal pap smear which revealed 13.33% of women were less than 30 years and followed by 66.66% of women whose age between 30-50 years and 20% of them were more than 50 years old. While the second group iclude the women with normal Pap smear (Healthy women) which revealed that 26.66% of women were less 30 years, followed by 53.33% of women whose age between 30-50 years and 20% of them were more than 50 years old. The results showed that the highest percentage of precancerous stage was founded in 30-50 years old women, wherease the highest percentage in advanced stage represented by squamous cervical cancer and adenocarcinoma was founded in more than 50 years old women. In addition, the results of current study exhibted that the rates of ASC-US were 43% and 50%, while the rates of LSIL were 42% and 52% in less than 30 years old and 30-50 years women respectively. Wherease the rates of ASC-US and LSIL were 6.6% and 4.7% in more than 50 years old women. As well as the results revealed that the rates of HSIL and SCC were higher in over 50 year's women with percentages 40% and 63.63%, respectively.