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How can chemotherapy treat cervical cancer?

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Chemotherapy uses powerful drugs to kill cancer cells. In cervical cancer, it is used most often when the cancer is locally advanced or has spread to other parts of the body. Just one drug or a combination of drugs may be given. You may get it through an IV line or take it by mouth. Either way, chemotherapy is systemic treatment, meaning that the drugs flow through the body in the bloodstream. They can kill cancer cells anywhere in the body.

From: Cervical Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute.  FDA: "FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV." The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Cervical Cancer Screening.” July, 2014. American Cancer Society. “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer” and "Survival Rates for Cervical Cancer, by Stage." U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Cervical Cancer: Screening.”




U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. from eMedicineHealth.
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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 14, 2018

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National Cancer Institute.  FDA: "FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV." The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Cervical Cancer Screening.” July, 2014. American Cancer Society. “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer” and "Survival Rates for Cervical Cancer, by Stage." U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Cervical Cancer: Screening.”




U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. from eMedicineHealth.
Cervical Cancer

CDC.


 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 14, 2018

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