cancer is the third highest type of cancer among Malaysian women, according to global statistics released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in its Globocan 2018 report.
MRI is a useful and accurate tool in the diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of cervical
carcinoma.11 The advantages of MRI include; lack of ionizing radiation, non-invasive imaging modality and good soft tissue resolution.
"The NHS cervical
screening programme invites all women from the age of 25 to 64 to attend cervical
screening.; women aged 25 to 49 are offered screening every three years and those aged 50 to 64 are offered screening every five years."
Currently more than one-third of women in Wales aged 25 to 29 do not attend for cervical
The type of cervical
cancer that you have helps determine your prognosis and treatment.
HPV vaccine only provides prevention but no cure against cervical
disease so routine screening should be continued according to local screening program6.
Patients who have never had a positive cervical
cancer result and are between 21 and 29 should get a Pap test every three years.
As women with HIV live longer because of antiretroviral therapy, there is a growing need to prevent cervical
cancer and to detect precancer cervical
In Zambia, the high incidence rate of cervical
cancer has been attributed to the high prevalence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) types 16 and 18 (21.6% each), and the high national adult HIV prevalence of 16% (5) with majority of those being women (15.1%) (6).
- Analysts at UK-based technology research and advisory company Technavio forecast the global cervical
cancer diagnostic testing market to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period, according to their latest market research report.
Knowledge of anatomical variations of cervical
spine is vital for surgical procedures that involve the screw fixation.
Rhiann McLean is a public health engagement coordinator with Jo's Cervical
Cancer Trust - the UK's only dedicated charity offering support and information to women and their loved ones affected by cervical
cancer and cervical