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.
KeywordsCervical Cancer Sexual Intercourse Herpes Simplex Virus Type Genital Tract Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
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