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Title Comprehensive cervical cancer control : a guide to essential practice / [developed by the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research and the Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion and others]
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- WHO Recommendations -- 1. Background -- 2. Anatomy of the female pelvis and natural history of cervical cancer -- 3. Health promotion: prevention, health education and counselling -- Practice sheet 1. Health education -- Practice sheet 2. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about cervical cancer -- Practice sheet 3. How to involve men in preventing cervical cancer -- Practice sheet 4. Counselling -- Practice sheet 5. How to use male and female condoms -- 4. Screening for cervical cancer -- Practice sheet 6. Obtaining informed consent -- Practice sheet 7. Taking a history and performing a pelvic examination -- Practice sheet 8. Taking a Pap smear -- Practice sheet 9. Collecting samples for HPV DNA testing -- Practice sheet 10. Visual screening methods -- 5. Diagnosis and management of precancer -- Practice sheet 11. Colposcopy, punch biopsy and endocervical curettage -- Practice sheet 12. Cryotherapy -- Practice sheet 13. Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) -- Practice sheet 14. Cold knife conization -- 6. Management of invasive cancer -- Practice sheet 15. Hysterectomy -- Practice sheet 16. Pelvic teletherapy -- Practice sheet 17. Brachytherapy -- 7. Palliative care -- Practice sheet 18. Pain management -- Practice sheet 19. Home-based palliative care -- Practice sheet 20. Managing vaginal discharge and fistulae at home
Summary This guide provides essential knowledge and skills needed by health care providers, at different levels of care, in order to offer quality services for prevention, early detection and screening, treatment and palliation of cervical cancer. It presents guidelines and up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations covering the full continuum of care. Key recommendations are included in each chapter.--Publisher's description
Notes "Integrating health care for sexual and reproductive health and chronic diseases."--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Cervix uteri -- Cancer.
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms -- diagnosis
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms -- prevention & control
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms -- therapy
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
Cervix uteri -- Cancer
Neoplasias do colo uterino (diagnóstico;prevenção e controle;tratamento)
Educaçao em saude.
Promoção da saúde.
Form Electronic book
Author World Health Organization. Reproductive Health and Research.
World Health Organization. Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion.
ISBN 9241547006