What is the most common cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in developing countries?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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In many lesser-developed countries, cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women because of the lack of effective screening programs that monitor cervical cytology by Pap smear. [39] However, a single round of HPV screening has been demonstrated to be far superior to conventional cytology in reducing the incidence of cervical cancer morbidity and mortality. [40]


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