Carcinomas of the uterine cervix are the most common cancer of the female genital tract among females ages 15-29. In 2006, it was noted that the 5-year overall survival rates for cervical cancer had not improved over the previous 25 years for this age group. Cervical cancer occurs more often in females infected with certain types of human papilloma virus (HPV). Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers that can be identified early in the 15-29 year range through proper screening methods such as pap smears. Improved screening programs and the development of the HPV vaccine may prevent the development of invasive cervical cancers in the future.
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High prevalence of human papillomavirus DNA detected in cervical swabs from women in southern Selangor, Malaysia.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2010;11(6):1645-51
Authors: Chong PP, Asyikin N, Rusinahayati M, Halimatun S, Rozita R, Ng CK, Hamilton WH, Tan BC, Noraihan N, Rohani A, Faezah H, Latiffah L, Maha A, Sabariah AR
Persistent high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is known to play an important role in the genesis of cervical cancer. Since new screening and prevention strategies, namely...
Perceptions and opinions regarding human papilloma virus vaccination among young women in Malaysia.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2010;11(6):1515-21
Authors: Al-Naggar RA, Al-Jashamy K, Chen R
The objective of this study is to explore the perceptions and opinions of young women about human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination and associated barriers.
PMID: 21338190 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Cancer incidence and mortality in Mongolia - National Registry Data.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2010;11(6):1509-14
Authors: Sandagdorj T, Sanjaajamts E, Tudev U, Oyunchimeg D, Ochir C, Roder D
The National Cancer Registry of Mongolia began as a hospital-based registry in the early 1960s but then evolved to have a population-wide role. The Registry provides the only cancer data available from Mongolia for international comparison. The descriptive data presented in this report are the first to be...
Prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus infection and cytologic results in Thailand.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2010;11(6):1465-8
Authors: Swangvaree SS, Kongkaew P, Rugsuj P, Saruk O
Cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer with a high mortality rate. The established cause is high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) and a new modality for cervical cancer screening is the combination of cervical cytology with HPV testing. The aim of present study was to identify the...
Genotyping of human papillomavirus in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in a high-risk population.
J Med Virol. 2011 May;83(5):833-7
Authors: Ili CG, Brebi P, López J, García P, Leal P, Suarez E, Roa JC
Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for 99.7% of cervical cancers, the second most prevalent neoplasia in women worldwide and the fifth leading cause of death by cancer in this population. In Chile, the incidence rate is 14.4 cases per 100,000 women per year and it is...
Trichomonas vaginalis infection among women in a low prevalence setting.
Sex Health. 2011 Mar;8(1):65-8
Authors: Uddin RN, Ryder N, McNulty AM, Wray L, Donovan B
Trichomonas vaginalis has become rare in Australian cities but remains endemic in some remote regions. We describe the prevalence and associations of infection among women attending an urban Australian sexual health clinic.
PMID: 21371384 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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