Cervical cancer

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Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, which is the small opening into the uterus from the vagina. Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes 99% of cervical cancers. There are many types of HPV, and they are categorized by low-risk and high-risk HPV. High-risk HPV types may cause normal cervical cells to turn into abnormal cervical cells. Overtime, these abnormal cervical cells may develop into cervical cancer. There may be no symptoms of cervical cancer at first but pelvic pain and bleeding from the vagina may happen later in more advanced stages of cervical cancer. Screening for precancerous and cancerous cervical cells is done through a Pap test, which is used to examine cells from the cervix under a microscope. Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Cervical cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Breast Friends

Breast Friends ensures that no woman goes through cancer alone. We are a unique resource for women, their family, friends, co-workers and community minimizing the fear and isolation of cancer. For over a decade our programs have empowered thousands with emotional support and hope. We are survivors and professionals helping others celebrate the joy of life.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Cervical cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

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Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Breast Friends

Breast Friends ensures that no woman goes through cancer alone. We are a unique resource for women, their family, friends, co-workers and community minimizing the fear and isolation of cancer. For over a decade our programs have empowered thousands with emotional support and hope. We are survivors and professionals helping others celebrate the joy of life.

http://www.breastfriends.org

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Cervical cancer" returned 4186 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

APOPTOSIS INDUCTION OF EPIFRIEDELINOL ON HUMAN CERVICAL CANCER CELL LINE.
 

Author(s): Jie Yang, Jing Fa, Bingxing Li

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Present investigation evaluates the antitumor activity of epifriedelinol for the management of cervical cancer by inducing process of apoptosis.

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2017

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Effects of peer health education on perception and practice of screening for cervical cancer among urban residential women in south-east Nigeria: a before and after study.
 

Author(s): Chinyere Mbachu, Cyril Dim, Uche Ezeoke

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Effective female education on cervical cancer prevention has been shown to increase awareness and uptake of screening. However, sustaining increase in uptake poses a challenge to control efforts. Peer health education has been used as an effective tool for ensuring sustained behavior ...

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2017

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Cervical cancer risk perceptions, sexual risk behaviors and sexually transmitted infections among Bivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccinated and non-vaccinated young women in Uganda - 5 year follow up study.
 

Author(s): Edward Kumakech, Sören Andersson, Henry Wabinga, Caroline Musubika, Samuel Kirimunda, Vanja Berggren

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Previous studies were conflicting regarding the associations between HPV vaccination, cervical cancer risk perceptions, high-risk sexual behaviors and STIs. This study compared the HPV-vaccinated and non-vaccinated young women in Uganda regarding cervical cancer risk perceptions, ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Cervical cancer" returned 368 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Use of Mature miRNA Strand Selection in miRNAs Families in Cervical Cancer Development.
 

Author(s): Angelica Judith Granados-López, José Luis Ruiz-Carrillo, Luis Steven Servín-González, José Luis Martínez-Rodríguez, Claudia Araceli Reyes-Estrada, Rosalinda Gutiérrez-Hernández, Jesús Adrián López

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Aberrant miRNA expression is well recognized as a cancer hallmark, nevertheless miRNA function and expression does not always correlate in patients tissues and cell lines studies. In addition to this issue, miRNA strand usage conduces to increased cell signaling pathways modulation ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2017

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American Brachytherapy Task Group Report: A pooled analysis of clinical outcomes for high-dose-rate brachytherapy for cervical cancer.
 

Author(s): Jyoti Mayadev, Akila Viswanathan, Yu Liu, Chin-Shang Li, Kevin Albuquerque, Antonio L Damato, Sushil Beriwal, Beth Erickson

Journal: Brachytherapy. ;16(1):22-43.

 

Advanced imaging used in combination with brachytherapy (BT) has revolutionized the treatment of patients with cervical cancer. We present a comprehensive review of the literature for definitive radiation with high-dose-rate (HDR) BT. In addition, we investigate potential outcome ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2017

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Efficacy and toxicity of different concurrent chemoradiotherapy regimens in the treatment of advanced cervical cancer: A network meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Zhan-Zhao Fu, Kun Li, Yong Peng, Yue Zheng, Li-Yan Cao, Yun-Jie Zhang, Yong-Mei Sun

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(2):e5853.

 

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and toxicity of different concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) regimens in the treatment of advanced cervical cancer (CC) by adopting a network meta-analysis.

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Cervical Cancer Detection Using Optical Spectroscopy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2017

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Self-sampling for Non-participants in an Organised Cervical Cancer Screening Programme
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2016

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Last Updated: 21 May 2017

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