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Medical Reference Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal tissue in the cervix.

  2. 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.

  3. Stage I Endometrial Cancer

    STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: If the tumor is well or moderately differentiated,involves the upper 66% of the corpus,has negative peritoneal cytology,is without vascular space invasion,and has <50% myometrial invasion,a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy should be done. Selected pelvic lymph nodes may be removed. If they are negative,no postoperative ...

  4. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  5. Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary,please send them to Cancer.gov through the Web site’s Contact Form. We can respond only to email messages written in English. ...

  6. About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .

  7. 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,

  8. Stage III Cervical Cancer

    The size of the primary tumor is an important prognostic factor and should be carefully evaluated in choosing optimal therapy.[ 1 ] Patterns-of-care studies in stage IIIA/IIIB patients indicate that survival is dependent on the extent of the disease,with unilateral pelvic wall involvement predicting a better outcome than bilateral involvement,which in turn predicts a better outcome than ...

  9. Special Populations

    Hormone Replacement Therapy/Hormone Therapy There is no evidence to suggest that screening women prior to or during estrogen-progestin replacement therapy (HRT),also known as hormone therapy (HT),would decrease endometrial cancer mortality.[ 1 ] [ 2 ] Women should have a prompt diagnostic work-up for abnormal bleeding. There is conflicting evidence regarding the endometrial thickness (ET) ...

  10. Treatment Options for Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

    A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types of gestational trophoblastic disease, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.Hydatidiform MolesTreatment of a hydatidiform mole may include the following:Surgery (Dilatation and curettage with suction evacuation) to remove the tumor.After surgery, beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) blood tests are done every week until the β-hCG level returns to normal. Patients also have follow-up doctor visits monthly for up to 6 months. If the level of β-hCG does not return to normal or increases, it may mean the hydatidiform mole was not completely removed and it has become cancer. Pregnancy causes β-hCG levels to increase, so your doctor will ask you not to become pregnant until follow-up is finished.For disease that remains after surgery, treatment is usually chemotherapy.Check for U.S. clinical

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