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Cervical Cancer Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. Overview

    Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Cervical Cancer Screening and Cervical Cancer Treatment are also available. Avoidance of Human Papillomavirus Infection Based on solid evidence,the following measures are effective to avoid human papillomavirus (HPV) infection,and thus cervical cancer: ABSTINENCE FROM SEXUAL ACTIVITY MAGNITUDE OF EFFECT: ABSTINENCE PREVENTS HPV INFECTION. Study Design: Evidence ...

  2. General Information About Endometrial Cancer

    Related Summaries Note: Other PDQ summaries containing information related to endometrial (uterine corpus) cancer include the following: Uterine Sarcoma Treatment Endometrial Cancer Screening Endometrial Cancer Prevention Statistics Note: Estimated new cases and deaths from endometrial (uterine corpus) cancer in the United States in 2010:[ 1 ] New cases: 43,470. Deaths: 7,950. Cancer of the ...

  3. About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about endometrial cancer screening. 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 UPDATES This ...

  4. Treatment Option Overview

    Five randomized phase III trials have shown an overall survival advantage for cisplatin-based therapy given concurrently with radiation therapy,[ 1,2,3,4,5,6 ] while one trial examining this regimen demonstrated no benefit.[ 7 ] The patient populations in these studies included women with FIGO stages IB2 to IVA cervical cancer treated with primary radiation therapy and women with FIGO ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. What is screening?

    Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early,it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear,cancer may have begun to spread. Scientists are trying to better understand which people are more likely to get certain types of cancer. They also study the things we do and the ...

  7. Stage Information for Cervical Cancer

    WebMD identifites the stages of cervical cancer as laid out by FIGO, TNM, and the AJCC.

  8. General Information About Cervical Cancer

    WebMD explains the types of cervical cancer and the prognosis when you're diagnosed in different stages.

  9. General Information About Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the cervix. The cervix is the lower,narrow end of the uterus (the hollow,pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). The cervix leads from the uterus to the vagina (birth canal). Cervical cancer usually develops slowly over time. Before cancer appears in the cervix,the cells of the cervix go through changes known as ...

  10. Stage Information for Endometrial Cancer

    Note: The American Joint Committee on Cancer has recently published a new edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual,which includes revisions to the staging for this disease. The PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board,which is responsible for maintaining this summary,is currently reviewing the new staging to determine the changes that need to be made in the summary. In addition to updating this ...

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