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: 3 Oct 2013

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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: 3 Oct 2013

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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 2475 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cervical cancer incidence and mortality among American Indian and Alaska Native women, 1999-2009.
 

Author(s): Meg Watson, Vicki Benard, Cheryll Thomas, Annie Brayboy, Roberta Paisano, Thomas Becker

Journal: Am J Public Health. 2014 Jun;104 Suppl 3():S415-22.

 

We analyzed cervical cancer incidence and mortality data in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women compared with women of other races.

Last Updated: 16 May 2014

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Breast and cervical cancer risk in India: an update.
 

Author(s): Smita Asthana, Sonia Chauhan, Satyanarayana Labani

Journal: Indian J Public Health. ;58(1):5-10.

 

Breast and cervical cancers are two major cancers among Indian women. Analysis of trends would help in planning and organization of programs for control of these cancers.

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2014

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The place of radiofrequency ablation in the multimodal treatment of cervical cancer. Our experience.
 

Author(s): M A Marincaş, V M Prunoiu, S Ionescu, E Brătucu

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(2):168-73.

 

Genital cancers benefit from standardized treatment plans which include: surgery and radio chemotherapy.Lately, treatments involving thermal ablations have entered the clinical use, as they destroy the tumors by the use of different energy sources. Our study aims at establishing a ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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The terms "Cervical cancer" returned 222 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Viral and cellular biomarkers in the diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and cancer.
 

Author(s): Maria Lina Tornesello, Luigi Buonaguro, Paolo Giorgi-Rossi, Franco M Buonaguro

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():519619.

 

Cervical cancer arises from cells localized in the ectoendocervical squamocolumnar junction of the cervix persistently infected with one of about 13 human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes. The majority of HPV infections induces low grade squamous epithelial lesions that in more than ...

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2014

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[Human papillomavirus detection in cervical cancer prevention].
 

Author(s): María Alejandra Picconi

Journal: Medicina (B Aires). 2013 ;73(6):585-96.

 

Cervical cancer (CC), which is strongly associated to high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) infection, continues being a significant health problem in Latin America. The use of conventional cytology to detect precancerous cervical lesions has had no major impact on reducing CC incidence ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2013

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Radical abdominal trachelectomy for stage IB1 cervical cancer in Singapore.
 

Author(s): Yong Kuei Timothy Lim, Yin Nin Chia, Swee Chong Quek, Kwai Lam Yam

Journal: Singapore Med J. 2013 Oct;54(10):e204-7.

 

We report the first case of radical abdominal trachelectomy (RAT) and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy performed in Singapore, which was performed for a 35-year-old woman with stage IB1 cervical cancer, and review the current literature on this novel fertility-sparing surgery. Radical ...

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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ADXS11-001 High Dose HPV+ Cervical Cancer
 

Status: Not yet 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: 16 Jun 2014

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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: 21 Jul 2014

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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 Cell Carcinoma; Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Chemotherapeutic Agent Toxicity; Cognitive/Functional Effects; Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment; Radiation Toxicity; Sexuality and Reproductive Issues; Stage IB Cervical Cancer; Stage IIA Cervical Cancer; Stage IIB Cervical Cancer; Stage III Cervical Cancer; Stage IVA Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

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