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Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and the Naturopathic Escharotic Treatment in the Prevention of Cervical Cancer: A Case Study

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dc.contributor.author Finan, Elizabeth S.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-26T20:30:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-26T20:30:10Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation E.S. Finan, "Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and the Naturopathic Escharotic Treatment in the Prevention of Cervical Cancer: A Case Study", ND dissertation, College of Naturopathic Medicine, Univ. of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 2014. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1415
dc.description This thesis is being archived as a Digitized Shelf Copy for campus access to current students and staff only. We currently cannot provide this open access without the author's permission. If you are the author of this work and desire to provide it open access or wish access removed, please contact the Wahlstrom Library to discuss permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective – The purpose of this study was to evaluate the importance of alternative and risk free treatment strategies for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). This study looks at the research supporting the efficacy of topical cervical escharotic treatments as well as systemic botanical and vitamin support in the regression of Human Papillomavirus and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and in the prevention of cervical cancer. A small retrospective cohort case study (n=3) was conducted to further support the use of naturopathic protocols as an alternative and risk-free treatment strategy for Human Papillomavirus and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Basic Procedures –The case study looked retrospectively at a population (n=3) whom received identical natural and alternative treatment plans for CIN 2/3. Patients were treated topically and systemically by Naturopathic Physicians at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, CT. Subjects were followed longitudinally until 3-month follow up Pap smear post-treatment. Research focused on papers supporting conventional and naturopathic cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and Human Papillomavirus treatment strategies for cervical cancer prevention. Research also focused on specific mechanisms of vitamin and mineral and botanical phytochemicals and their role in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia regression. The database used for searching was PubMed and all papers were all published within the last 20 years. Main Findings – Natural topical escharotic agents and systemic vitamin and botanical support provide a relatively risk free and safe alternative treatment for Human Papillomavirus infection and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in comparison to traditional methods used in the prevention of cervical cancer. Principal Conclusions – Given the accuracy in Pap screening tests, and our knowledge of the risks associated with traditional treatment strategies, the least invasive, most natural, safe and effective treatments that address the cause should be offered to patients diagnosed with Human Papillomavirus infection and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Naturopathy en_US
dc.subject Cervical cancer en_US
dc.subject Human papillomavirus (HPV) en_US
dc.subject Naturopathic medicine en_US
dc.subject Cancer prevention en_US
dc.title Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and the Naturopathic Escharotic Treatment in the Prevention of Cervical Cancer: A Case Study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.institute.department College of Naturopathic Medicine en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US


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