Cervical cancer

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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 4392 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

New directions in cervical cancer prophylaxis worldwide and in Poland - Case study of the Polish rural female population.
 

Author(s): Agnieszka Maździarz, Jerzy Wyględowski, Beata Osuch, Beata Jagielska, Beata Śpiewankiewicz

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2017 Dec;24(4):592-595.

 

Cervical cancer is one of the most frequent malignant neoplasms in females. Such neoplasms can be almost completely eliminated by means of adequate primary and secondary prophylaxis. The most developed countries focus their attention on the improvement of prophylaxis systems, test ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Perceived cervical cancer risk among women treated for high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: The importance of specific knowledge.
 

Author(s): Sonia Andersson, Karen Belkić, Selin Safer Demirbüker, Miriam Mints, Ellinor Östensson

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Women with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) are at increased risk for developing cervical cancer. We examine how women with high-grade CIN perceive their own risk, and about pertinent knowledge concerning human high-risk papillomavirus (HPV), CIN and cervical cancer.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Screening for cervical cancer in imprisoned women in Brazil.
 

Author(s): Elaine Regina Prudêncio da Silva, Albert Schiaveto de Souza, Taiana Gabriela Barbosa de Souza, Daniel Henrique Tsuha, Ana Rita Barbieri

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Incarcerated women are more vulnerable to developing cervical cancer than women in general; therefore, screening and intervention programs must be included in their healthcare provision. We therefore aimed to investigate the state of cervical cancer screening for imprisoned women ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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

The value of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCa) to determine the lymph nodal metastasis in cervical cancer: A meta-analysis and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ziqi Zhou, Wenbo Li, Fuquan Zhang, Ke Hu

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The diagnostic power of CT or MRI on the lymph node status was limited. Supplement measurements were needed to assist the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis. The SCCa was reported to be close related to lymph node status. But currently the clinical value of serum SCCa measurement ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The association between diabetes/hyperglycemia and the prognosis of cervical cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Shu Chen, Miaomiao Tao, Lingqiong Zhao, Xianquan Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(40):e7981.

 

The predictive roles of diabetes in the prognosis of many types of cancer have been well studied, but its role in predicting the prognosis of cervical cancer is still controversial. The aim of the study is to evaluate the association between diabetes/hyperglycemia and the prognosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effect of cervical cancer education and provider recommendation for screening on screening rates: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jonah Musa, Chad J Achenbach, Linda C O'Dwyer, Charlesnika T Evans, Megan McHugh, Lifang Hou, Melissa A Simon, Robert L Murphy, Neil Jordan

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Although cervical cancer is largely preventable through screening, detection and treatment of precancerous abnormalities, it remains one of the top causes of cancer-related morbidity and mortality globally.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Selective Pelvic Lymphadenectomy for IB-IIA Cervical Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervical Cancer

 

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2017

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Last Updated: 21 May 2017

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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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