Cervical Cancer

Authors: Lynette Denny, Rolando Herrero, Carol Levin, Jane J. Kim


Cervical cancer, the third most common cancer diagnosed in women globally, is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Alternatives to cytologic screening that are feasible and cost-effective in low-resource settings are available but not yet in widespread use. For young women not yet infected with certain types of HPV, two HPV vaccines, commercially available since 2008, provide cost-effective protection against most infections that lead to cervical cancer.


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