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HPV Testing as a Primary and Screening for Cervical Cancer
HPV testing used as a primary screening tool for cervical cancer. We will explore the advancements in HPV testing and its impact on cervical cancer prevention. Understanding the importance of primary screening and the role of HPV testing is crucial in reducing the burden of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a significant global health issue, affecting women worldwide. It is the fourth most common cancer in women, with a high mortality rate in developing countries. Early detection through effective screening methods is crucial for reducing the burden of cervical cancer. Traditional methods such as Pap smears have been used for screening, but advancements in HPV testing have revolutionized primary screening. There are various types of HPV, including high-risk strains associated with the development of cervical cancer. Understanding the link between HPV infection and cervical cancer is vital for effective screening strategies.
About the Speaker
Dr. Zuhdi Khalid
Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology Latifa hospital, Dubai, UAE