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Medical Reference Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. 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.

  2. Cervical Cancer - Surgery

    Surgery to remove cervical cancer may be an option when the cancer is confined to the cervix or uterus. The type of surgery performed depends on the location and extent of cervical cancer and your desire to be able to have children.

  3. Cervical Cancer - Medications

    Chemotherapy is used to shrink cervical cancer and decrease tumor growth. Chemotherapy may be used to treat more advanced stages (stages III and IV) of cervical cancer. Chemotherapy medications may be taken by mouth (orally) or injected into a vein (intra

  4. Cervical Cancer - Topic Overview

    Cervical cancer causes (human papillomavirus infection), symptoms (abnormal vaginal discharge and pain), diagnosis (Pap test), treatment, and prevention.

  5. 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.

  6. Cervical Cancer - Treatment Overview

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

  7. Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer

    A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. A hysterectomy to remove endometrial cancer usually includes the removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes (bilateral salpingo - oophorectomy).

  8. 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.

  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 - Exams and Tests

    The Pap test is a routine screening test used to identify abnormal cell changes of the cervix and to screen for cervical cancer. Regular Pap test screening is the single most important tool in identifying and treating cervical cell changes before they pro

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