TY - CHAP A1 - Teresa Pusiol ED1 - Davy Vanden Broeck Y1 - 2012-01-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Incidence of Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma Diagnosed with Opportunistic Screening in >70 Years-Old Women: Italy as a Case Study 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. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/28134 DO - 10.5772/28134 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-27 ER -