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Preventive Oncology for the Gynecologist

  • Sumita Mehta
  • Anshuja Singla
  • Covers the preventive aspects of gynecological cancers, which are not dealt with in detail in other oncology books

  • Highlights the primary & secondary aspects of oncology

  • Includes separate sections on preventive aspects of cancer for each female genital organ including the uterus, cervix, ovary, vulva and breast

  • Includes additional chapters on various real-world cases handled by gynecologists and general practitioners


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Endometrium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ritu Khatuja, Swati Rai
      Pages 3-12
    3. Angelito Magno, Nidhi Arora
      Pages 13-24
    4. Garima Yadav, Anshuja Singla
      Pages 45-55
    5. Monisha Gupta
      Pages 57-67
  3. Cervix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Satinder Kaur, Shilpa Jamwal
      Pages 83-91
    3. Fredric Willmott, Samuel George Oxley, Tony Hollingworth
      Pages 93-100
    4. Pakhee Aggarwal
      Pages 101-115
    5. Md Kausar Neyaz, Saman Ahmad
      Pages 117-129
    6. Sumita Mehta, Ritu Khatuja
      Pages 131-143
    7. Partha Basu, Smita Joshi, Usha Poli
      Pages 145-157
    8. Dipanwita Banerjee, Ranajit Mandal, Alpana Chhetri
      Pages 159-166
    9. Ashrafun Nessa, Begum Rokeya Anwar, Shirin Akter Begum
      Pages 167-185
    10. Neha Gami, Kanika Gupta
      Pages 203-219
  4. Ovary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221

About this book


This book explores all aspects of preventive oncology of the female genital tract and provides readers with detailed insights on the topic. Preventive oncology has long been recognized as a pressing need, though formally few steps have been taken to actively promote it. 

The book’s respective chapters holistically cover the concept of cancer prevention for the female genital tract & breast. In addition, it explains the evidence-based value of each screening modality, and the rationale behind the recommended screening guidelines. In closing, the book highlights a wealth of recent evidence-based literature, making it a highly informative resource that will significantly broaden readers’ understanding of preventive oncology.


Gyne-oncology HPV epidemiology in prevention of cervical cancer Chemoprevention of endometrial cancers Risk factors of ovarian cancer Prophylactic surgery/oophorectomy Screening guidelines

Editors and affiliations

  • Sumita Mehta
    • 1
  • Anshuja Singla
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyBabu Jagjivan Ram Memorial HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur HospitalNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Dr Sumita Mehta is a specialist and heads the department of obstetrics & gynecology at Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital, Delhi. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, and received her diplomate national board of examinations (obstetrics & gynecology) from Sir Ganga Ram hospital, Delhi. She has edited eight books, published numerous articles, and delivered many guest lectures. She is also a reviewer for many international journals. She has previously served as secretary of the Indian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ISCCP) and as an executive member and editor for the Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Delhi. She is the state resource person for training of doctors in preventive oncology under the Delhi Govt. Health Scheme and a National Expert for project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) at the National Institute of Cancer Prevention & Research, Delhi. She is also an IFCPC (International Federation of Cervical Pathology & Colposcopy)-IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) certified National Trainer for colposcopy. Her primary area of interest is gynecologic oncology.

Dr. Anshuja Singla is assistant professor in the department of obstetrics & gynaecology at University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi. She is actively involved in departmental academic and administrative work. Her areas of interest are infertility and gynecologic endoscopy. She has many publications.

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