Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

by Juliet V. Spencer
     
 

Cervical cancer forms in a woman's cervix, the lower, narrow part of the uterus. It is the second most common cancer in the world. Because it develops slowly, regular Pap smear screenings help doctors detect the disease early when it is most easily treated. Although infection with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, correlates strongly with cervical cancer, there are… See more details below

Overview

Cervical cancer forms in a woman's cervix, the lower, narrow part of the uterus. It is the second most common cancer in the world. Because it develops slowly, regular Pap smear screenings help doctors detect the disease early when it is most easily treated. Although infection with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, correlates strongly with cervical cancer, there are many factors from lifestyle to nutrition to genetics that contribute to its development. This concise volume explains the causes, symptoms, progress, and treatments of cervical cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791089415
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Foreword   David Heymann     6
Introduction     9
A Silent Killer     10
Female Anatomy 101     15
Epidemiology of Cervical Cancer     27
Public Enemy Number 1: Human Papillomavirus     42
The Transformation     52
Screening Tests and Diagnostic Procedures     64
Treatment for Cervical Cancer     79
Cancer Vaccines     91
The Future of Cervical Cancer     102
Glossary     108
Bibliography     117
Further Reading     121
Web Sites     121
Index     122
About the Author     128

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