You are viewing a preview of...
A Method and Apparatus for Detecting Cervical Cancer
Novel imaging and analysis system that can capture images and detect presence, location, and extent of precancerous lesions on the cervix
Early detection and timely intervention play a critical role in the successful management of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women worldwide representing 6.6% of all cancers affecting women. Most cervical cancer cases are caused by various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). According to the World Health Organization, mortality rates related to cervical cancer are higher in low- and middle-income countries due to a lack of resources. Annually, over 90% of all instances of cervical cancer are found in low-to-middle income countries. Once detected and diagnosed accordingly, cervical cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. However, more than 55% of these cases (266,00 out of 475,500) end up fatal.
Log in or create a free account to continue reading