About the book
Among all gynecological cancers, cervical cancer is the most amenable cancer for prevention, but it needs a committed, comprehensive, and competent clinical approach. One needs to thoroughly understand its epidemiology, locally, regionally, and globally. This book aims to examine important topics connected to the study of cervical cancer. Why is the incidence of cervical cancer high in certain countries and moderate or low in other countries? What are the reasons? What is the prevalence of HPV infections in different populations and the reasons? Can screening for Cervical cancer be done through community-based, well-organized programs or it is restricted only to high-risk groups? What is opportunistic screening? The screening outcomes will determine the incidence of precancers and invasive cancers. This reveals the incident rates and age-standardised rates, which serve as the base for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of control programs. More important is the treatment of precancers and histopathological follow-up for five years, which will lead to a reduction in the incidence and mortality due to cervical cancer. This is the ultimate objective of all the cervical cancer control programs of all countries. All these topics are welcome for discussion in this book.