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This book (anupdated and extended edition) is about mobilizing women and health care policymakers and providers to unite their efforts in a single strategy for fightingcervical cancer worldwide. The objective of this strategy would be to reversecervical cancer prevalence and mortality rates among all 2.4 billion women atrisk and to achieve this goal within 10-15 years of implementation. CervicalCancer Screening (Pap test, VIA, VILI, or HPV) failed to stop cervical cancerworldwide simply because many countries could not afford developinginfrastructure necessary to carry on the global strategy, and because theoutreach could not accomplish the targeted 51% of the population at risk. In2015, there is still 600,000 women getting cervical cancer annually and 300,000of them die. Every minute one woman gets cervical cancer and every 2 minutesone woman dies from this preventable disease.
In 21st Centurythe Information Technology (IT) Revolution has made substantial impact onmedicine enabling remote points-of care, scattered around the world, to bee-connected with experts in distant medical centers and to obtain qualitydiagnosis and proper guidelines for curative therapy of early stages ofcervical cancer. Low frequency of costly interventions needed makes IT-basedscreening financially and socially beneficial for mass screening.
This newMobile Health technology with the Global Strategy for Fighting Cervical Canceris subject to elaboration in our book as the new hope when old efforts havefailed to stop the world epidemics of this grave but preventable disease. Thelanguage is adapted for easy reading and understanding by professionals andlay-persons.
This book isintended for women at risk for cervical cancer, their health care providers,health insurance companies, government responsible for making health policy andhealthcare industry because all of them have special role in the new Gló¬
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