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Treatment Option Overview
There are different types of treatment for patients with cervical cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with cervical cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a research ...
Stage II Uterine Sarcoma
STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy,bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy,and pelvic and periaortic selective lymphadenectomy). Surgery plus pelvic radiation therapy. Surgery plus adjuvant chemotherapy. Surgery plus adjuvant radiation therapy.[ 1 ] In a nonrandomized Gynecologic Oncology Group study in patients with stage I and II carcinosarcoma,those who had pelvic ...
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 ...
Stages of Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors and Neoplasia
After gestational trophoblastic neoplasia has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer has spread from where it started to other parts of the body. The process used to find out the extent or spread of cancer is called staging, The information gathered from the staging process helps determine the stage of disease. For GTN, stage is one of the factors used to plan treatment.The following tests and procedures may be done to help find out the stage of the disease: Chest x-ray: An x-ray of the organs and bones inside the chest. An x-ray is a type of energy beam that can go through the body onto film, making pictures of areas inside the body.CT scan (CAT scan): A procedure that makes a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body, taken from different angles. The pictures are made by a computer linked to an x-ray machine. A dye may be injected into a vein or swallowed to help the organs or tissues show up more clearly. This procedure is also called computed tomography,
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About This PDQ Summary
PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about endometrial 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 ...
Stage Information for Endometrial Cancer
Note: The American Joint Committee on Cancer has recently published a new edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual,which includes revisions to the staging for this disease. The PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board,which is responsible for maintaining this summary,is currently reviewing the new staging to determine the changes that need to be made in the summary. In addition to updating this ...
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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