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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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: 16 Mar 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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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: 16 Mar 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 2761 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vital signs: cervical cancer incidence, mortality, and screening - United States, 2007-2012.
 

Author(s): Vicki B Benard, Cheryll C Thomas, Jessica King, Greta M Massetti, V Paul Doria-Rose, Mona Saraiya,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Nov;63(44):1004-9.

 

Cervical cancer screening is one of the greatest cancer prevention achievements, yet some women still develop or die from this disease.

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2014

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[Uterine cervical cancer screening in kitakyushu city: present and future].
 

Author(s): Yusuke Matsuura, Haruko Oka, Kazuhiro Yamagata, Joji Kikuchi, Isao Inoue, Nobuyuki Ohkubo, Naoyuki Toki, Toshinori Kawagoe, Toru Hachisuga, Masamichi Kashimura

Journal: J. UOEH. 2014 Sep;36(3):205-15.

 

Uterine cervical cancer is the most common primary gynecologic malignant tumor in Japan. Conventional cervical screening Papanicolaou (Pap) test has been shown to be extremely effective in reducing cervical cancer incidence and mortality, but the consultation rate for cancer screening ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2014

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Mobile phone text messaging intervention for cervical cancer screening: changes in knowledge and behavior pre-post intervention.
 

Author(s): Hee Yun Lee, Joseph S Koopmeiners, Taeho Greg Rhee, Victoria H Raveis, Jasjit S Ahluwalia

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Cervical cancer poses a significant threat to Korean American women, who are reported to have one of the highest cervical cancer mortality rates in the United States. Studies consistently report that Korean American women have the lowest Pap test screening rates across US ethnic groups.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Cervical cancer" returned 242 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

MicroRNAs in cervical cancer: evidences for a miRNA profile deregulated by HPV and its impact on radio-resistance.
 

Author(s): Abraham Pedroza-Torres, Eduardo López-Urrutia, Verónica García-Castillo, Nadia Jacobo-Herrera, Luis A Herrera, Oscar Peralta-Zaragoza, César López-Camarillo, David Cantú De Leon, Jorge Fernández-Retana, Jorge F Cerna-Cortés, Carlos Pérez-Plasencia

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Cervical carcinoma (CC) is one of the most common cancers and a leading cause of mortality in women worldwide. Epidemiologic and experimental data have clearly demonstrated a causal role of high-risk Human Papillomavirus (HR-HPV) types in CC initiation and progression, affecting the ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2014

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Screening for cervical cancer using automated analysis of PAP-smears.
 

Author(s): Ewert Bengtsson, Patrik Malm

Journal: Comput Math Methods Med. 2014 ;2014():842037.

 

Cervical cancer is one of the most deadly and common forms of cancer among women if no action is taken to prevent it, yet it is preventable through a simple screening test, the so-called PAP-smear. This is the most effective cancer prevention measure developed so far. But the visual ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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Clinical efficacy and safety of nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ying Long, De-Sheng Yao, Xin-Wei Pan, Ting-Yu Ou

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Nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) may be associated with lower postoperative morbidity than radical hysterectomy (RH). We aimed to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of abdominal or laparoscopic NSRH and RH for treating cervical cancer through systematic review and meta-analysis.

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2014

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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: 25 Feb 2015

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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: 12 Mar 2015

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AZD1775, Cisplatin, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Cervical Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stage IB Cervical Cancer; Stage IIA Cervical Cancer; Stage IIB Cervical Cancer; Stage IIIA Cervical Cancer; Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2015

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