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 3999 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The predictive value of cervical lymph node metastasis through sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with oral cancer: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ren Lin, Junjie Yan, Weidong Liu, Tonghai Fan, Liujun Tang

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. 2016 Dec;12(Supplement):C256-C259.

 

The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the predictive value of cervical lymph node metastasis through sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in patients with oral cancer.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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Iodine-125 radioactive seed tissue implantation as a remedy treatment for recurrent cervical cancer.
 

Author(s): Lei Han, Changlun Li, Junye Wang, Xueqi He, Xiao Zhang, Jundong Yang, Guofeng Liu

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. 2016 Dec;12(Supplement):C176-C180.

 

This study was designed to discuss feasibility, short-term efficacy, and complications of iodine-125 radioactive seed tissue implantation for remedying recurrent cervical cancer.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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Perineural invasion is a valuable prognostic factor in advanced stage and/or Node (+) cervical cancer.
 

Author(s): Cigdem Vural, Busra Yaprak Bayrak, Bahar Muezzınoglu, Izzet Yucesoy

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;60(1):27-32.

 

Perineural invasion (PNI) is correlated with adverse survival in several malignancies, but its significance cervical cancer remains to be clearly defined. The objective of this study was to determine the association between PNI status and clinical outcomes in clinically localized ...

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2017

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Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Cervical cancer" returned 357 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Virtues and Weaknesses of DNA Methylation as a Test for Cervical Cancer Prevention.
 

Author(s): Attila T Lorincz

Journal: Acta Cytol.. 2016 ;60(6):501-512.

 

Epigenetics is the study of heritable and non-heritable genetic coding that is additive to information contained within classical DNA base pair sequences. Differential methylation has a fundamental role in the development and outcome of malignancies, chronic and degenerative diseases ...

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2016

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The Biological Impact of Genomic Diversity in Cervical Cancer Development.
 

Author(s): Cristina Mendes de Oliveira, José Eduardo Levi

Journal: Acta Cytol.. 2016 ;60(6):513-517.

 

Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the etiologic agents of cervical cancer, the unique human neoplasia that has one single necessary cause. The diversity of HPVs is well described, with 200 HPV types existing as distinct taxonomic units and each receiving an Arabic number. On a clinical ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 7 Jul 2016

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Last Updated: 5 Jul 2016

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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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