Journal article

Cervical Cancer: A Global Health Crisis

William Small, Monica A Bacon, Amishi Bajaj, Linus T Chuang, Brandon J Fisher, Matthew M Harkenrider, Anuja Jhingran, Henry C Kitchener, Linda R Mileshkin, Akila N Viswanathan, David K Gaffney

CANCER | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy diagnosed in women worldwide. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer result from infection with the human papillomavirus, and the prevention of cervical cancer includes screening and vaccination. Primary treatment options for patients with cervical cancer may include surgery or a concurrent chemoradiotherapy regimen consisting of cisplatin-based chemotherapy with external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. Cervical cancer causes more than one quarter of a million deaths per year as a result of grossly deficient treatments in many developing countries. This warrants a concerted global effort to counter the shocking loss of life and suffering..

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