TY - CHAP A1 - I. Dutra A2 - I. Foroni A3 - A.R. Couto A4 - M. Lima A5 - J. Bruges-Armas ED1 - Davy Vanden Broeck Y1 - 2012-01-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Human Papillomavirus Worldwide Distribution in Women Without Cervical Cancer N2 - Cervical cancer is the second most prevalent cancer among women worldwide, and infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been identified as the causal agent for this condition. The natural history of cervical cancer is characterized by slow disease progression, rendering the condition, in essence, preventable and even treatable when diagnosed in early stages. Pap smear and the recently introduced prophylactic vaccines are the most prominent prevention options, but despite the availability of these primary and secondary screening tools, the global burden of disease is unfortunately still very high. This book will focus on epidemiological and fundamental research aspects in the area of HPV, and it will update those working in this fast-progressing field with the latest information. BT - Human Papillomavirus and Related Diseases SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27116 DO - 10.5772/27116 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-12-04 ER -