Practical Manual on Visual Screening for Cervical Neoplasia (A)
IARC Technical Report, No 41
Sankaranarayanan, R., Ramani, S.W.
IARC
ISBN-13    9789283224235 ISBN-10    928322423X
Order Number    17700041   
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     2003        58   pages
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Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide. This book serves as a concise teaching manual on visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and with Lugol's iodine to train health personnel, especially in developing countries, with the aim to detect this disease in the early pre-invasive phase and save women's lives. These two simple, low-technology screening tests, based on the ability of the trained health-care personnel to detect acetowhite areas, or yellow non-iodine uptake areas, in the cervical transformation zone, are being evaluated as potential alternatives to cervical cytology.