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Cervical Cancer Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. Cervical Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Placental-Site Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor Treatment

    Given the rarity of this tumor, reports of therapeutic results are confined to relatively small case series with accrual extending for very long time periods. Therefore, few reliable comparisons among surgical approaches or chemotherapeutic regimens can be made. Nevertheless, there are distinctions in underlying biology between placental-site gestational trophoblastic tumors (PSTTs) and the other gestational trophoblastic tumors—particularly resistance to chemotherapy—that justify specific treatment strategies, such as the following: Tumors confined to the uterus (Féderation Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique [FIGO] Stage I).Hysterectomy is the treatment of choice.[1,2] In a relatively large, retrospective, population-based, consecutive, case series of 62 women with PSTT, 33 had disease confined to the uterus and were treated with hysterectomy (n = 17) or with hysterectomy plus chemotherapy (n = 16). Overall survival at 10 years was virtually identical between the

  2. Cervical Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    Purpose of This SummaryThis PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of endometrial cancer. 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 UpdatesThis summary is reviewed regularly and updated as necessary by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Board members review recently published articles each month to determine whether an article should:be discussed at a meeting,be cited with text, orreplace or update an existing article that is already cited.Changes to the summaries are made through a consensus process in

  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 -- the Basics

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

  5. Understanding Cervical Cancer -- Symptoms

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

  6. Understanding Cervical Cancer -- Treatment

    Find out how cervical cancer is diagnosed and treated.

  7. Understanding Cervical Cancer -- Prevention

    Read about cervical cancer prevention from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Cervical Cancer - Treatment Overview

    Cervical cancer detected in its early stages can be cured with treatment and close follow-up.

  9. Cervical Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have been diagnosed with cervical cancer, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions about calling when you have problems, new symptoms, or symptoms that get worse.

  10. Cervical Cancer - Other Treatment

    Radiation therapy is the standard treatment for certain stages of cervical cancer and often is used in combination with surgery. Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.

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