2013, 551 S., Abb, Book, Springer New York
An Integrated Approach for Screening and Early Diagnosis in Developing Countries
Low- and middle-income countries have seen a dramatic rise in the incidence of breast and gynecological cancers in the past decade. Organized cancer screening programs are not widely available in developing countries, leading to disproportionately higher mortality rates compared to those in the developed world. This book addresses cost-effective strategies for implementing programs aimed at screening for the early detection of breast, cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers. A well woman clinic concept providing such services as part of women’s health examinations is proposed, aiming to ensure patient compliance by limiting clinic visits required for initial testing and diagnosis of screen positive cases.
Burden of breast and gynecological cancers in low-resource communities.- Breast cancer: pathology, cytology, and core needle biopsy methods for diagnosis.- Gynecological cancers: pathology and cytological methods for diagnosis of gynecological cancers.- Screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer: proven methodology and an optimized strategy for developing countries.- HPV and cervical cancer.- Screening for cervical cancer in low-resource communities.- Ovarian cancer screening and early detection in low- and middle-income countries.- Endometrial cancer: risk factors and early diagnosis in low-resource countries.- Breast and gynecologic cancer prevention in low-resource countries.- Combined screening for breast and gynecological cancers using mobile clinics: the Barretos experience (Brazil).- Cost effectiveness of screening for and early diagnosis of breast and gynecological cancers in low-income countries.- Challenges for breast and gynecological cancer control by early detection in less-developed countries.- Funding for global health care intervention: initiatives aimed at controlling cancer in women in low-resource countries.- Coordinated training on early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer across different levels of health workers: an example from Peru.- Telemedicine in cancer control programs in developing countries. Breast cancer screening and cervical cancer prevention in developing countries: strategies for the future.- Well woman clinic concept: an integrated approach for screening and early diagnosis of breast and gynecological cancers in developing countries.
Describes organized cancer screening processes in developing nations
Addresses cost-effective strategies for implementing cancer prevention programs
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