The epidemiology of cervical cancer.

  title={The epidemiology of cervical cancer.},
  author={Eduardo L Franco and Nicolas F. Schlecht and Debbie Saslow},
  journal={Cancer journal},
  volume={9 5},
Cervical cancer is one of the most common neoplastic diseases affecting women, with a combined worldwide incidence of almost half a million new cases annually, second only to breast cancer. Basic and epidemiologic research conducted during the past 15-20 years have provided overwhelming evidence for an etiologic role for infection with certain types of sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) as the primary cause of cervical cancer. The relative risks of cervical cancer following HPV… CONTINUE READING


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