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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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 4013 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Saving the World's Women from Cervical Cancer.
 

Author(s): Vivien Tsu, José Jerónimo

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Jun;374(26):2509-11.

 

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2016

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[Effects of 7-difluoromethy-5, 4'-dimethoxygenistein on proliferation and apoptosis of human cervical cancer cells and its mechanism].
 

Author(s): Yanfen Chen, Jun Bai, Jiali Xu, Xiaohui Song

Journal: Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2016 May;41(5):463-70.

 

To investigate the effects of 7-difluoromethy-5, 4'- dimethoxygenistein (DFMG) on inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis of human cervical cancer HeLa cells and its possible molecular mechanism in vitro.


Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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Intracellular glutathione level and efflux in human melanoma and cervical cancer cells differing in doxorubicin resistance.
 

Author(s): Ewa Drozd, Beata Gruber, Jadwiga Marczewska, Janina Drozd, Elżbieta Anuszewska

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Drug resistance continues to be a major problem in cancer treatment. Occurrence of this phenomenon is often associated with altered levels of glutathione (GSH) and GSH-related enzymes. The aim of the study was to evaluate the possible involvement of GSH and GSH-related enzymes in ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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

Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection-Associated Risk of Cervical Cancer: A Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Haiyan Zhu, Zhaojun Shen, Hui Luo, Wenwen Zhang, Xueqiong Zhu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(13):e3077.

 

As whether Chlamydia trachomatis infection increases the risk of cervical cancer is controversial in the literature, we performed a meta-analysis.Based on a comprehensive search of publications in the Medline, Cochrane, and EMBASE databases, we identified and extracted data from all ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2016

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Cervical cancer: what's new?
 

Author(s): José Carlos Sadalla, Jurandyr Moreira de Andrade, Maria Luiza Nogueira Dias Genta, Edmund Chada Baracat

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). ;61(6):536-42.

 

Cervical cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in Brazil. Among women, it is the second most frequent, second only to breast cancer. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the country, with estimated 15,590 new cases (2014) and 5,430 deaths (2013). In order to ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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Small- and Large-Cell Neuroendocrine Cervical Cancer.
 

Author(s): Michael Frumovitz

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2016 Jan;30(1):70, 77-8, 93.

 

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2016

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Dose Optimization in 3D Pulsed Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Patients With Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervical Adenocarcinoma; Stage IB Cervical Cancer; Stage II Cervical Cancer; Stage III Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2016

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Eribulin Mesylate in Treating Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Cervical Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Cervical Cancer; Stage IIIA Cervical Cancer; Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer; Stage IVA Cervical Cancer; Stage IVB Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

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Cisplatin and Radiation Therapy With or Without Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Patients With Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervical Adenocarcinoma; Cervical Adenosquamous Carcinoma; Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Chemotherapeutic Agent Toxicity; Cognitive Side Effects of Cancer Therapy; Psychological Impact of Cancer; Radiation Toxicity; Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility; Stage IB Cervical Cancer; Stage IIA Cervical Cancer; Stage IIB Cervical Cancer; Stage III Cervical Cancer; Stage IVA Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2016

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