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The assessment and management of advanced cancer of the cervix

Claire Versehraegen, Harriet O. Smith, Luis Padilla-paz, Sri G. Gorty, Ben Liem, Evelyne Loyer, and Harmeet Kaur

in Palliative Care Consultations in Gynaeoncology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528067
eISBN:
9780191730351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528067.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Across the world, carcinoma of the uterine cervix is one of the most common malignancies in women, and one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality. In spite of the availability of ... More


Gynaecological cancer

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter covers the most prevalent types of gynaecological cancer, including the universally recognized symptoms and treatment of such diseases. It begins with cervical cancer, which is the third ... More


Malignancy associated with HIV infection

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses malignancies arising from HIV infection. One of the problems faced by patients with HIV is cancer. Cancer affects almost 40 per cent of HIV-infected people and with the ... More


Cervical Cancer

MARK H. SCHIFFMAN and ALLAN HILDESHEIM

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0054
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women, ranking first in many developing countries. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cervical cancer. Topics covered include ... More


Cervical Cancer

Rolando Herrero and Raul Murillo

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0048
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, with more than 500,000 cases and 250,000 deaths per year. The disease is characterized by marked regional differences, with more ... More


Sexual selection and genitalic evolution

Alan F. Dixson

in Primate Sexuality: Comparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199544646
eISBN:
9780191810022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199544646.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the sexual selection and the evolution of male and female genitalia. It gives an overview of the four hypotheses regarding the evolution of male genitalia. These hypotheses are ... More


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