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Medical Reference Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. Recurrent Uterine Sarcoma

    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.) There is currently no standard therapy for patients with recurrent disease. ...

  2. Stages of Cervical Cancer

    After cervical cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the cervix or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the cervix or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in order to ..

  3. Stages of Endometrial Cancer

    After endometrial cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the uterus or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out whether the cancer has spread within the uterus or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage ..

  4. Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary,please send them to Cancer.gov through the Web site’s Contact Form. We can respond only to email messages written in English. ...

  5. Stage IV Uterine Sarcoma

    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.) There is currently no standard therapy for patients with stage IV disease. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Stage I Endometrial Cancer

    STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: If the tumor is well or moderately differentiated,involves the upper 66% of the corpus,has negative peritoneal cytology,is without vascular space invasion,and has <50% myometrial invasion,a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy should be done. Selected pelvic lymph nodes may be removed. If they are negative,no postoperative ...

  8. General Information About Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the cervix. The cervix is the lower,narrow end of the uterus (the hollow,pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). The cervix connects the uterus to the vagina (birth canal). Cervical cancer usually develops slowly over time. Before cancer appears in the cervix,the cells of the cervix go through a series of changes in ...

  9. About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about cervical cancer screening. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS AND UPDATES This ...

  10. Changes to This Summary (02 / 27 / 2013)

    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.SignificanceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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