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Written by two expert physicians in the field, Questions & Answers About Human Papilloma Virus(HPV) provides authoritative answers to the most commonly asked questions about HPV. This concise guide features current, easy-to-understand information on the virus, related cancers and other diseases, vaccination, and prevention. Also included is a chapter for men diagnosed with the disease. Indispensible reading for parents of adolescent girls, as well as newly diagnosed patients, this essential book dispels common myths about the HPV and gives readers the tools they need to reclaim their health.
Part 1 The Basics 1
Questions 1-7 explain the basics of a virus and how it can affect the human body:
What is a virus?
Do viruses infect humans in the same way?
How do viruses make humans sick once they enter the body?
Part 2 Basics About HPV 7
Questions 8-15 introduce basic facts about the Human Papilloma Virus, including:
How is HPV spread?
What kinds of diseases are caused by HPV?
How can you test for HPV?
Part 3 HPV and Cervical Disease 19
Questions 16-19 discuss the relationships between HPV and other cervical diseases:
What is cervical dysplasia?
Are there different types of dysplasia?
How is it treated?
Part 4 HPV and Genital Warts 25
Questions 20-26 review genital warts, including their diagnosis and treatment options:
What are external genital warts (EGW)?
How are warts treated?
Are there non-surgical therapies for wart treatment?
Part 5 HPV and Cervical Cancer 31
Questions 27-34 discuss the relationship between cervical cancer and HPV:
What exactly is cervical cancer?
How big of a problem is cervical cancer?
How is cervical cancer treated?
Part 6 HPV and Vaginal Cancer 39
Questions 35-41 explain the basics of vaginal cancer:
How common is vaginal cancer?
How is vaginal cancer diagnosed?
How is it staged?
Part 7 HPV and Vulvar Cancer 43
Questions 42-49 discuss the symptoms and treatment options available for those diagnosed with vulvar cancer:
How do women present with vulvar cancer?
Is there a precancerous lesion of the vulva?
What is the primary treatment for vulvar cancer?
Part 8 HPV and Penile Cancer 49
Questions 50-56 discuss the relationship between penile cancer in men and HPV:
What are the symptoms of penile cancer?
How common is cancer of the penis?
Can it be prevented?
Part 9 HPV and Anal Cancer 55
Questions 57-60 provide an overview of anal cancer as it relates to HPV:
What are some of the signs or symptoms of anal cancer?
How is it diagnosed?
How is it treated?
Part 10 HPV and Head and Neck Cancers 61
Questions 61-66 discuss how HPV and different head and neck cancers are associated:
What are the signs and symptoms of head and neck cancers?
How are they staged?
How are head and neck cancers treated?
Part 11 Prevention and Education 69
Questions 67-75 present important information regarding the prevention of HPV and associated cancers:
What should I tell my partner about being HPV positive?
I would like to prevent HPV-associated cancers. What can I do?
If I am pregnant, will being HPV positive be a factor in the delivery of my baby?
Part 12 HPV Vaccination: What You Should Know 81
Questions 76-89 explain common misconceptions and inquiries regarding the HPV vaccination:
What is the cervical cancer vaccine?
What are the side effects to the vaccine?
How long are you protected after you've had the vaccine?