Part I. The Female Reproductive System in Health And Disease
1.1. Basic anatomy of the female reproductive system
1.2 Basic physiology of the female reproductive system
1.3. An overview of the most common women's diseases
1.4 Tumors of the female reproductive system
Part II. Cervical Cancer and Precancerosis
What every woman must know about cervical cancer and why?
2.1 Cervical Cancer
2.2 About cervical cancer and precancerosis in this book
2.4 Prevention and control of cervical cancer
2.5 Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Cancer
2.6 Prognosis of cervical cancer and how to improve it
Part III. Coping With Cervical Cancer
3.1 Introduction to coping. Perception, motivation, action and support
3.2 Living with cancer. What else can I do or learn to help myself?
3.3 Stories from real people
3.4 Survey on what women think about Pap test
3.5 Where to read more? Addresses, telephone numbers and Internet links
Recent introduction of HPV vaccines has raised hopes for immunization against cervical cancer and for the first time in the history of humanity for eradication of one malignant disease. This new "opportunity" has changed many current views on cervical cancer prevention, control diagnosis and treatment. Many canons and guidelines became subject of review and many revisions are coming. This book is intended to summarize most of these events and to present them to all women in a language understandable by the eneral public.
We expect the book will bring all readers the rationale for optimism and will provide guidance as how to gain knowledge and skills for critical thinking and making an educated decision when it will be necessary in their lives.
Actuality of the subject
One-stop comprehensive cervical cancer resource
Novelties in the field heralding future policy and standards
Personal position of authors on controversial issues
Balancing needs for developed and developing countries