Epidemiology of cervical cancer

Memon, Anjum and Bannister, Peter Epidemiology of cervical cancer. In: Farghaly, Samir A (ed.) Uterine cervical cancer: current basic science, clinical and therapeutic perspectives. Springer Science + Business Media, USA, USA. (Accepted)

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Worldwide, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women, with an estimated 528 000 new cases (7.9% of cancer in women) and 266 000 deaths (7.5% of cancer deaths in women) in the year 2012, and a five-year prevalence of 1.5 million cases (9% of women with cancer). About 85% of the cases occur in developing countries, where cervical cancer accounts for 12% of all cancers in women [1]. The cervical and endometrial cancers originate in the uterus, but differ drastically in terms of aetiology, clinical presentation and characteristics, prognosis and survival. Cervical cancer is a model of viral carcinogenesis, and most common in developing countries; whereas, endometrial cancer is a model of hormonal carcinogenesis, and most common in developed countries. The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of key concepts in cancer epidemiology and to describe the global patterns and trends in incidence and mortality, aetiology and prevention of cervical cancer.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: epidemiological concepts; gynaecological cancers; cervical cancer; incidence; mortality; aetiology; prevention
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0648.5 Epidemics. Epidemiology. Quarantine. Disinfection
Depositing User: Anjum Memon
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 08:22
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 08:22
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72868

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