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Medical Reference Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser beam is used to destroy (vaporize) abnormal cervical tissue that can be seen through a magnifying viewing instrument (colposcope).

  2. 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.

  3. Cervical Cancer Screening

    Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer. Some screening tests are used because they have been shown to be helpful both in finding cancers early and in decreasing the chance of dying from these cancers. Other tests are used because they have been shown to find cancer in some people; however,it has not been proven in clinical trials that use of these tests will decrease the risk ...

  4. Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with cervical cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with cervical cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a research ...

  5. Stage II Uterine Sarcoma

    STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy,bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy,and pelvic and periaortic selective lymphadenectomy). Surgery plus pelvic radiation therapy. Surgery plus adjuvant chemotherapy. Surgery plus adjuvant radiation therapy.[ 1 ] In a nonrandomized Gynecologic Oncology Group study in patients with stage I and II carcinosarcoma,those who had pelvic ...

  6. Changes to This Summary (02 / 15 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Description of EvidenceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  7. Changes to This Summary (06 / 22 / 2012)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Stage Information for Cervical CancerEditorial changes were made to this section.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  8. Changes to This Summary (05 / 24 / 2012)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  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. Stage Information for Uterine Sarcoma

    The FIGO staging for carcinoma of the corpus uteri has been applied to uterine sarcoma.[

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