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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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 4787 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laparoscopic surgery for early cervical squamous cell carcinoma and its effect on the micrometastasis of cancer cells.
 

Author(s): Xiang-Qun Wei, Yuan Ma, Yan Chen, Xin Liu, Min Zhao, Li-Wen Zhou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11921.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of laparoscopic radical hysterectomy on expressions of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) of cytokeratin 19 (CK19), cytokeratin 20 (CK20), and squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) mRNA.We collect 78 patients with stage IA2-IIA1 cervical ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effectiveness of novel folate receptor-mediated staining solution detection (FRD) for cervical cancer screening.
 

Author(s): Yuping Dai, Lirong Wang, Donghong Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11868.

 

Folate receptor-mediated staining solution detection (FRD) has been recently suggested as an effective tool in the cervical cancer screening. We aim to compare the accuracy of FRD to human papillomavirus (HPV) and thinprep cytology test (TCT) based on cytology-based biopsy.During ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer precursor lesions in women living by Amazon rivers: investigation of relations with markers of oxidative stress.
 

Author(s): Bruna Emanuelle Sanches Borges, Elza Baia de Brito, Hellen Thais Fuzii, Cláudia Simone Baltazar, Aline Barreto Sá, Camile Irene Mota da Silva, Gleyce de Fátima Silva Santos, Maria da Conceição Nascimento Pinheiro

Journal: Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2018 ;16(3):eAO4190.

 

Objective To investigate the relation between oxidative stress markers, human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer precursor lesions. Methods The study comprised women aged 14 to 60 years living in communities located by Amazon rivers in the state of Pará (Itaituba, Limoeiro ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 423 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The diagnostic accuracy of a real-time optoelectronic device in cervical cancer screening: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Huixia Yang, Xinmiao Zhang, Zengping Hao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(29):e11439.

 

This study aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of a real-time optoelectronic device (TruScreen) for uterine cervical cancer screening.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acquired treatment response from neoadjuvant chemotherapy predicts a favorable prognosis for local advanced cervical cancer: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yunshan Zhu, Jianhua Yang, Xiao Zhang, Danxia Chen, Songying Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(17):e0530.

 

Local advanced cervical cancer (LACC) is a considerable health crisis for women, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) followed by radical surgery has been a suggested therapy method. However, the correlation between the tumor treatment response to NACT and the prognosis of LACC remains controversial.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cytochrome P450 1A1 gene polymorphisms and cervical cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Bo Ding, Wei Sun, Suping Han, Yunlang Cai, Mulan Ren, Yang Shen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e0210.

 

This meta-analysis aims to examine whether the MspI and Ile462Val polymorphisms of cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) are associated with cervical cancer risk.

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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Last Updated: 21 May 2017

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Combination Pembrolizumab, Chemotherapy and Bevacizumab in Patients With Cervical Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2018

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