Cervical cancer

Common Name(s)

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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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

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Cervical cancer" returned 4346 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Radiotherapy modulates expression of EGFR, ERCC1 and p53 in cervical cancer.
 

Author(s): V H de Almeida, A C de Melo, D D Meira, A C Pires, A Nogueira-Rodrigues, H K Pimenta-Inada, F G Alves, G Moralez, L S Thiago, C G Ferreira, C Sternberg

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Cervical cancer is a public health problem and the molecular mechanisms underlying radioresistance are still poorly understood. Here, we evaluated the modulation of key molecules involved in cell proliferation, cell cycle and DNA repair in cervical cancer cell lines (CASKI and C33A) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Comparison of chemoradiotherapy with and without brachytherapy as adjuvant therapy after radical surgery in early-stage cervical cancer with poor prognostic factors: An observational study.
 

Author(s): Mei-Ling Lan, Xian Yu, He Xiao, Peng Zhou, Nan Hu, Yun Liu, Ge Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8384.

 

This study aimed to determine whether the addition of intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) improves outcome in patients with cervical cancer and poor prognostic factors. Patients with stage IB to IIA cervical cancer who had undergone radical hysterectomy and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Role of p16 testing in cervical cancer screening among HIV-infected women.
 

Author(s): Christine J McGrath, Rochelle Garcia, Trong T Trinh, Barbra A Richardson, Grace C John-Stewart, Evans Nyongesa-Malava, Nelly R Mugo, Emily H Glynn, Samah R Sakr, Hugo De Vuyst, Michael H Chung

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p16 immunohistochemistry is used to evaluate for HPV-associated cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. The diagnostic performance of p16 in HIV infection is unclear.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Cervical cancer" returned 392 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The association between diabetes/hyperglycemia and the prognosis of cervical cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Shu Chen, Miaomiao Tao, Lingqiong Zhao, Xianquan Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(40):e7981.

 

The predictive roles of diabetes in the prognosis of many types of cancer have been well studied, but its role in predicting the prognosis of cervical cancer is still controversial. The aim of the study is to evaluate the association between diabetes/hyperglycemia and the prognosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effect of cervical cancer education and provider recommendation for screening on screening rates: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jonah Musa, Chad J Achenbach, Linda C O'Dwyer, Charlesnika T Evans, Megan McHugh, Lifang Hou, Melissa A Simon, Robert L Murphy, Neil Jordan

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Although cervical cancer is largely preventable through screening, detection and treatment of precancerous abnormalities, it remains one of the top causes of cancer-related morbidity and mortality globally.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Integrating cervical cancer with HIV healthcare services: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Louise Sigfrid, Georgina Murphy, Victoria Haldane, Fiona Leh Hoon Chuah, Suan Ee Ong, Francisco Cervero-Liceras, Nicola Watt, Alconada Alvaro, Laura Otero-Garcia, Dina Balabanova, Sue Hogarth, Will Maimaris, Kent Buse, Martin Mckee, Peter Piot, Pablo Perel, Helena Legido-Quigley

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Cervical cancer is a major public health problem. Even though readily preventable, it is the fourth leading cause of death in women globally. Women living with HIV are at increased risk of invasive cervical cancer, highlighting the need for access to screening and treatment for this ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Selective Pelvic Lymphadenectomy for IB-IIA Cervical Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2017

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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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