"What's wrong with me?": cervical cancer in Venezuela--living in the borderlands of health, disease, and illness.

@article{Martnez2005WhatsWW,
  title={"What's wrong with me?": cervical cancer in Venezuela--living in the borderlands of health, disease, and illness.},
  author={Rebecca G Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={797-808}
}
Social scientists concerned with studying the social and cultural meaning of illness problematize the relationship between disease and illness, noting that illness can exist without disease-abnormal physical changes in the body. What has received less attention is the existence of disease-made visible through technological advances-in the absence of illness. Cervical cancer (or the more ambiguous cervical abnormalities) is an example of a disease that is largely symptomless in its early stages… CONTINUE READING

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