Cervical cancer

  title={Cervical cancer},
  author={S. Waggoner},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • S. Waggoner
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Cervical cancer is a serious health problem, with nearly 500000 women developing the disease each year worldwide. Most cases occur in less developed countries where no effective screening systems are available. Risk factors include exposure to human papillomavirus, smoking, and immune-system dysfunction. Most women with early-stage tumours can be cured, although long-term morbidity from treatment is common. Results of randomised clinical trials have shown that for women with locally advanced… CONTINUE READING

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