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  1. Get More Information From NCI

    Call 1-800-4-CANCERFor more information, U.S. residents may call the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time. A trained Cancer Information Specialist is available to answer your questions.Chat online The NCI's LiveHelp® online chat service provides Internet users with the ability to chat online with an Information Specialist. The service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Information Specialists can help Internet users find information on NCI Web sites and answer questions about cancer. Write to usFor more information from the NCI, please write to this address:NCI Public Inquiries Office9609 Medical Center Dr. Room 2E532 MSC 9760Bethesda, MD 20892-9760Search the NCI Web siteThe NCI Web site provides online access to information on cancer, clinical trials, and other Web sites and organizations that offer support

  2. 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. In almost all cases, this can be performed with routine monitoring of serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) to document its return to normal. An effective form of contraception is important during the follow-up period to avoid the confusion that can occur with a rising beta-hCG as a result of pregnancy. Chemotherapy is necessary when there is the following: A rising beta-hCG titer for 2 weeks (3 titers).A tissue diagnosis of choriocarcinoma.A plateau of the beta-hCG for 3 weeks.Persistence of detectable beta-hCG 6 months after mole evacuation.Metastatic disease.An elevation in beta-hCG after a normal value.Postevacuation hemorrhage not caused by retained tissues.Chemotherapy is ultimately required for

  3. Cervical Cancer

    WebMD provides an overview of cervical cancer, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

  4. Understanding Cervical Cancer -- Treatment

    Find out how cervical cancer is diagnosed and treated.

  5. Understanding Cervical Cancer -- the Basics

    Learn the basics about cervical cancer and what causes it from WebMD.

  6. Understanding Cervical Cancer -- Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of cervical cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Understanding Cervical Cancer -- Prevention

    Read about cervical cancer prevention from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy

    Colposcopy is a way for your doctor to use a special magnifying device to look at your vulva, vagina, and cervix.

  9. Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser beam is used to destroy (vaporize) abnormal cervical tissue that can be seen through a magnifying viewing instrument (colposcope).

  10. Cryotherapy for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    Cryotherapy destroys abnormal tissue on the cervix by freezing it. Cryotherapy destroys some normal tissue along with the abnormal tissue.

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