Prevention of cervical cancer

Signore, M and Villani, C. (2005) Prevention of cervical cancer. Giornale italiano di ostetricia e ginecologia, 27 (3). pp. 81-83. ISSN 1971-1433

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The presence of high-risk HPV subtypes is associated with a substantial risk of cancer (95% of cases). This link is strongest for certain HPV types, particularly types 16, 18, 31 and 45. Other factors, such as smoking, nutrition, coexisting sexually transmitted diseases and genetics, may play a role in a person’s susceptibility to HPV subtypes. Most infections must either remain permanently latent or only transiently produce cytologic changes missed by infrequent screening. Other women will develop HPV-associated cervical disease, detectable by cytologic changes diagnostic of HPV infection. Women persistently positive for high-risk HPV types require further immediate evaluation by colposcopy. So HPV-testing could be used to determine which women would be best managed by immediate colposcopy (HPV positive) and which by cytologic follow-up ( HPV negative).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria
Depositing User: Matteo Viola
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 08:55
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 12:31

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