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Medical Reference Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. 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.

  2. Cone Biopsy (Conization) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    A cone biopsy is an extensive form of a cervical biopsy. It is called a cone biopsy because a cone-shaped wedge of tissue is removed from the cervix and examined under a microscope.

  3. Treatment Options by Stage

    Stage 0 Cervical Cancer (Carcinoma in Situ) Treatment of stage 0 cervical cancer may include the following: Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). Laser surgery. Conization. Cryosurgery. Total hysterectomy for women who cannot or no longer want to have children. Internal radiation therapy for women who cannot have surgery. Stage IA Cervical Cancer Treatment of stage IA cervical ...

  4. Stage IV Endometrial Cancer

    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.) STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Treatment of patients with stage IV endometrial ...

  5. Treatment Options by Stage

    Stage I Endometrial Cancer Treatment of stage I endometrial cancer may include the following: Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). Lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen may also be removed for examination under a microscope to check for cancer cells. Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy,with or without removal of lymph .

  6. Stage IIA Cervical Cancer

    Either radiation therapy or radical hysterectomy,by an experienced professional,results in cure rates of 75% to 80%. The selection of either option depends on patient factors and local expertise. A randomized trial reported identical 5-year overall and disease-free survival rates when radiation therapy was compared to radical hysterectomy.[ 1 ] The size of the primary tumor is an important ...

  7. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  8. Low-Risk Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia (FIGO Score 0–6) Treatment

    There is no consensus on the best chemotherapy regimen for initial management of low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), and first-line regimens vary by geography and institutional preference. Most regimens have not been compared head-to-head, and the level of evidence for efficacy is therefore often limited to 3iiDii except as noted below. Importantly, even if there are differences in initial remission rate among the regimens, salvage with alternate regimens is very effective, and the ultimate cure rates are generally 99% or more. The initial regimen is generally given until a normal beta human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) (for the institution) is achieved and sustained for 3 consecutive weeks (or at least for one treatment cycle beyond normalization of the beta-hCG). A salvage regimen is instituted if any of the following occur:A plateau of the beta-hCG for 3 weeks (defined as a βhCG decrease of 10% or less for 3 consecutive weeks).A rise in beta-hCG

  9. Recurrent Cervical Cancer

    Recurrent cervical cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the cervix or in other parts of the body. ...

  10. Evidence of Benefit

    Human Papillomavirus Epidemiologic studies to evaluate risk factors for the development of squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) and cervical malignancy demonstrate conclusively a sexual mode of transmission of a carcinogen.[ 1 ] It is now widely accepted that human papillomavirus (HPV) is the primary etiologic infectious agent.[ 2,3,4 ] Other sexually transmitted factors,including herpes ...

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