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Cervical Cancer

MARK H. SCHIFFMAN and ALLAN HILDESHEIM

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0054
Cervical Cancer

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Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women, ranking first in many developing countries. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cervical cancer. Topics covered include classification, precursor lesions, molecular characteristics, demographic patterns, environmental risk factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords: cervix; women; human papilloma virus infection; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  28425 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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