INTRODUCTION: Cancer Early Diagnosis, Screening and Training Centers (CEDSTCs) have been established to make cancer screenings easier and more common. In this study, it was aimed to compare the cancer screening data made in CEDSTC and the mobile screening tool in Kayseri.
METHODS: This retrospective study was performed in CEDSTCs and on a mobile screening tool in Kayseri. The mobile screening tool served in the central, rural, and semi-rural areas of Kayseri within the mentioned period of time. Mammography examinations and cervical cancer screenings performed in that period were compared with the screenings performed in seven CEDSTCs in the central districts.
RESULTS: A total of 3080 individuals were included in the study. The mean age of the participants applying to the mobile screening tool was 52.2±6.8 years, and the mean age of those applying to CEDSTCs was 54.1±6.3 years (p<0.001). While human papillomavirus-deoxyribonucleic acid (HPV-DNA) analysis was performed on 417 (27.3%) people in the mobile scanning tool, CEDSTCs were performed on 1415 (90.8%) people (p=0.005). While the number of those who were positive for HPV-DNA in the mobile screening tool was 72 (4.7%), the number of those who were positive in the CEDSTCs was 172 (11.0%).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The use of methods such as mobile scanning devices enables people living in rural areas to have easy access to mammography devices. This method may increase the number of people being screened for at least breast cancer. Cervical cancer screening in mobile services needs to be increased.