Published in Health and Medicine Week, December 15th, 2003
According to two studies and an editorial in the January 15, 2004, issue of Cancer, published online December 1, 2003 via Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer), those knowledge gaps impair women's ability to make good choices about cervical cancer screening and make it harder to cope with a positive test for the virus, known as human papillomavirus (HPV).
HPV is a common sexually transmitted virus with many types, only a few of which cause virtually all cases of cervical cancer. The American...
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