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Medical Reference Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .

  2. Treatment Options for Recurrent Cervical Cancer

    Treatment of recurrent cervical cancer may include the following: Pelvic exenteration followed by radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms caused by the cancer and improve quality of life. Clinical trials of new anticancer drugs or drug combinations. This summary section refers to specific treatments under study in clinical trials,...

  3. Recurrent or Chemoresistant Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor Treatment

    Recurrent disease indicates failure of prior chemotherapy unless initial therapy was surgery alone. One study found recurrence of disease in 2.5% of patients with nonmetastatic disease,3.7% of patients with good-prognosis metastatic disease,and 13% of patients with poor-prognosis metastatic disease.[ 1 ] Nearly all recurrences occur within 3 years of remission (85% before 18 months). A ...

  4. Special Populations

    Hormone Replacement Therapy/Hormone Therapy There is no evidence to suggest that screening women prior to or during estrogen-progestin replacement therapy (HRT),also known as hormone therapy (HT),would decrease endometrial cancer mortality.[ 1 ] [ 2 ] Women should have a prompt diagnostic work-up for abnormal bleeding. There is conflicting evidence regarding the endometrial thickness (ET) ...

  5. Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) For patients with localized recurrences (pelvis and periaortic lymph nodes) or .

  6. Stage IV Endometrial Cancer

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Treatment of patients with stage IV endometrial ...

  7. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Cervical Cancer Prevention.

  8. Hydatidiform Mole (HM) Management

    Treatment of HM is within the purview of the obstetrician/gynecologist and will not be discussed separately here. However,following the diagnosis and treatment of HM,patients should be monitored to rule out the possibility of metastatic gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). In almost all cases,this can be performed with routine monitoring of serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin ...

  9. Changes to This Summary (09 / 18 / 2012)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  10. To Learn More About Cervical Cancer

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about cervical cancer,see the following: Cervical Cancer Home Page What You Need to Know About™ Cancer of the Cervix Cervical Cancer Prevention Cervical Cancer Screening HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccines for Cervical Cancer Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women Cervical Cancer: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself ...

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