Cervical cancer screening and the role of HPV


Doc. MUDr. Tomáš Fait, Ph.D.

Gynekologicko porodnická klinika 2. LF UK a FN v Motole, Praha



Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the most important causative factor in the development of cervical cancer, but also other malignant and benign lesions of the female and male genitalia and partly other areas of the transition of the squamous and cylindrical epithelium. Preventing the acquisition of this infection is, in turn, the primary prevention of all of these lesions. The basis of secondary prevention, which is currently created only for the most common of the lesions cervical cancer is the early detection of cellular changes or detection of HPV infection, or a combination of both.


Key words

human papillomaviruses, HPV associated tumors, HPV testing, cervical cytology



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