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Smart Screening for Cervical Cancer with Non-Medical Personnel: A Low-Cost Digital Colposcopy and Automated Analysis Technique

In India cervical cancer contributes to 6 to 29% of all cancers in women and has an incidence of about 20 per 100,000 population. The pooled estimates of sensitivity and…

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Metropolis Optimizes Cervical Cancer Screening: Combines Latest Technology with Cost Effective Reflex Strategy

Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women in India, with approximately 1.32 lakh new cases of cervical cancer being diagnosed and about 74,000 deaths every year. Cervical cancer is predominantly caused by…

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Perception of Human Papillomavirus Infection, Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination in North Indian Population

Cancer of the uterine cervix is the second-most common cancer in women worldwide but it is the most common health hazard in India [1]. 80% of sexually active women infected with persistent HPV infection leads invasive cervical cancer [1], [2], [3]. However, reduction of morbidity/mortality due to cervical cancer is early detection and treatment of…

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Stanford Doctor on Latest Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment [video]

Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). When exposed to HPV, a woman’s immune system normally attacks the virus and prevents it from doing harm. Cervical cancer is most prevalent in women in their 40s. Speaker: Shannon MacLaughlan David, MD Image: High grade dysplasia (carcinoma in… 

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PrediQt-Cx: Post Treatment Health Related Quality of Life Prediction Model for Cervical Cancer Patients

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide [1]. The disparity between the mortality rates amongst the high and the low income group countries signifies a health inequity [1]. Further, there exists a higher prevalence in the low socio-economic groups within different countries, which exemplifies uneven…

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Cervical cancer vaccine in the Indian population: Current trends and challenges ahead

Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in Indian women. Vaccination remains the method of choice for its primary prevention. Several studies, all over world have reported the excellent efficacy and safety of the currently available HPV vaccine. But there are certain barriers for vaccination in India, like… 

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Global cancer cases estimated to rise 75% by 2030

Cancer rates are on the rise worldwide and predicted in a recent study to increase by 75% to an estimated 22.2 million new cancer cases in 2030, compared with 12.7 million in 2008. In countries such as India, new cancer cases are predicted to rise slightly higher to 78%, while… 

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