Cervical Cancer — An Infectious Disease?
Genital tract cancers are linked with infectious organisms as a possible causative agent. Rigoni-Stern in 1842 and Gagnon early in this century related cervical cancer to some factor involved with sexual intercourse, suggesting that the disease has a venereal or infectious nature. Virtually all of the agents ‘infecting’ the lower genital tract have been implicated as potential causative agents in cervical cancer.
KeywordsSyphilis Papilloma Protamine Gonorrhea
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