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  1. Cervical Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Overview

    Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Cervical Cancer Prevention,Cervical Cancer Treatment,and Levels of Evidence for Cancer Screening and Prevention Studies are also available. Screening With the Papanicolaou (Pap) Test: Benefits Based on solid evidence,regular screening of appropriate women for cervical cancer with the Pap test reduces mortality from cervical cancer. The benefits of screening ...

  2. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Recurrent or Chemoresistant Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia 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 patient whose disease progresses after primary surgical therapy is generally treated with single-agent chemotherapy unless one of the poor-prognosis factors that requires combination chemotherapy supervenes. Relapse after prior chemotherapy failure automatically places the patient into the high-risk category. These patients should be treated with aggressive chemotherapy. Reports of combination chemotherapy come from small retrospective case series. Long-term disease-free survival, in excess of 50%, is achievable with combination drug regimens.[2][Level of evidence: 3iiiDii] A variety of regimens have

  3. Cervical Dysplasia

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of cervical dysplasia, a precancerous condition in which abnormal cells are found on or around the cervix.

  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. Cervical Cancer - What Happens

    If cervical cancer is not treated, it may spread.

  9. Cervical Cancer - Home Treatment

    During medical treatment for any stage of cervical cancer, you can use home treatment to help manage the side effects that may accompany cervical cancer or cancer treatment. Home treatment may be all that is needed to manage the following common problems.

  10. Cervical Cancer - Symptoms

    Since abnormal cervical cell changes rarely cause symptoms, it is important to have regular Pap test screening. As cervical cell changes progress to cervical cancer, symptoms may develop.

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