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

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 3826 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A review of patients with advanced cervical cancer presenting to palliative care services at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.
 

Author(s): M J Bates, A Mijoya

Journal: Malawi Med J. 2015 Sep;27(3):93-5.

 

Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer affecting women in Malawi, which has the highest rate of this disease in the world. Most cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage.

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2015

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Perception and satisfaction of cervical cancer screening by Visual Inspection with Acetic acid (VIA) at Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco: a population-based cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Farida Selmouni, Ahmed Zidouh, Consuelo Alvarez-Plaza, Karima El Rhazi

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This study aims to explore the perception and satisfaction of cervical cancer screening by Visual Inspection with Acetic acid (VIA) in Meknes-Tafilalet Region among target women.

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2015

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Lymphopenia and its association with survival in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer.
 

Author(s): Emily S Wu, Titilope Oduyebo, Lauren P Cobb, Diana Cholakian, Xiangrong Kong, Amanda N Fader, Kimberly L Levinson, Edward J Tanner, Rebecca L Stone, Anna Piotrowski, Stuart Grossman, Kara Long Roche

Journal: Gynecol. Oncol.. 2016 Jan;140(1):76-82.

 

To evaluate the association between lymphopenia and survival in women with cervical cancer treated with primary chemoradiation.

Last Updated: 3 Jan 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 325 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Underutilization of cervical cancer prevention services in low and middle income countries: a review of contributing factors.
 

Author(s): Fresier Chidyaonga-Maseko, Maureen Leah Chirwa, Adamson Sinjani Muula

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This review aims at identifying barriers to utilization of cervical cancer prevention services in low- and middle-income countries. An electronic search was conducted using the following key words, HPV vaccination, screening, barriers, utilization and low and middle income/developed ...

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2015

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Developing the Evidence Base to Inform Best Practice: A Scoping Study of Breast and Cervical Cancer Reviews in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
 

Author(s): Margaret M Demment, Karen Peters, J Andrew Dykens, Ann Dozier, Haq Nawaz, Scott McIntosh, Jennifer S Smith, Angela Sy, Tracy Irwin, Thomas T Fogg, Mahmooda Khaliq, Rachel Blumenfeld, Mehran Massoudi, Timothy De Ver Dye

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Breast and cervical cancers have emerged as major global health challenges and disproportionately lead to excess morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) when compared to high-income countries. The objective of this paper was to highlight key findings, recommendations, ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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ADXS11-001 High Dose HPV+ Cervical Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Effects of Immunotherapy; Metastatic/Recurrent Cervical Cancer; Cervical Adenocarcinoma; Cervical Adenosquamous Cell Carcinoma; Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Cervical Small Cell Carcinoma; Stage III Cervical Cancer; Stage IVA Cervical Cancer; Stage IVB Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 13 Apr 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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