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Cervical Cancer
  • Authored by: Juliet V. Spencer, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 079108941X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8941-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Cervical cancer starts in a woman's cervix, the lower, narrow part of the uterus. It is the second most common cancer in the world. Because it develops slowly, regular Pap test screenings can help doctors detect the disease early, when it is most easily treated. Although infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) correlates strongly with cervical cancer, there are many factors—from lifestyle to nutrition to genetics—that contribute to its development. This concise volume explains the causes, symptoms, progress, and treatment of cervical cancer.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Charts. Diagrams. Further reading. References. Glossary. Resources. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Juliet V. Spencer, Ph.D., is a professor of biology at the University of San Francisco. She received her doctoral training at the University of Virginia, where she studied the structure and assembly of HSV-1 capsid particles, She performed post-doctoral research on the immune response to influenza virus infection. Spencer came to USF from the biotechnology industry, where she worked on the development of therapeutics for ovarian cancer and inflammatory diseases. Her current research interests include virus-host interactions and modulation of immune cell function.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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