Chapter 1. Dysplasia, HPV and Cervical Cancer

  1. Ruth Dunleavey

Published Online: 19 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988046.ch1

Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Dunleavey, R. (2008) Dysplasia, HPV and Cervical Cancer, in Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988046.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Haematology/Medical Oncology, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470061015

Online ISBN: 9780470988046



  • dysplasia, HPV and cervical cancer;
  • cervical cancer types;
  • cervical cytology grading;
  • cervical histopathology grading;
  • Bethesda System (TBS);
  • HPV infection symptoms;
  • diagnostic and staging investigations;
  • HPV infection and cervical cancer progression


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The size of the problem

  • The healthy cervix

  • Types of cervical cancer

  • Cervical cytology grading

  • The Bethesda System (TBS)

  • Cervical histopathology grading

  • Causative factors in cervical neoplasia

  • Human papilloma virus

  • High and low risk HPV

  • HPV infection symptoms

  • Incidence of and risk factors for HPV infection

  • Prevention of HPV transmission

  • Progression of HPV infection and cervical cancer

  • Risk factors in the persistence and progression of dysplasia

  • Cervical cancer

  • Diagnostic and staging investigations

  • Prognosis

  • Conclusion

  • Frequently asked questions

  • Resources

  • References