Items Tagged ‘Cervical Cancer’

June 18, 2018

FDA Approves Merck’s Keytruda® for Previously Treated Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Cervical Cancer Whose Tumors Express PD-L1

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer with disease progression on or after chemotherapy whose tumors express PD-L1.  Keytruda is the first Anti-PD-1 therapy approved for patients with advanced cervical cancer and the first indication for Keytruda in a gynecologic […]

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December 13, 2017

Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer

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Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. Doctors who specialize in treating cancers with radiation are known as radiation oncologists. During radiation therapy, high-energy x-rays are used to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy can be given by a machine that aims x-rays at the body (external beam radiation) or by […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, radiation therapy


December 7, 2017

Managment of the Side Effects of Radiation for Cervical Cancer

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Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. With any treatment of cancer you must first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinion(s) before you begin treatment. Since the side effects of radiation can be significant, talk to your […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, radiation therapy


December 6, 2017

What You Should Know About the Side Effects of Surgery for Cervical Cancer

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A hysterectomy is a common surgical treatment of early stage cancer and precancerous disease of the cervix in women. With any treatment of cancer it is important to first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinion(s) before you begin treatment. Since the side […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, surgery


April 27, 2009

HPV Testing Reduces Cervical Cancer Deaths

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Testing women for the human papillomavirus (HPV) appears to reduce the incidence of advanced cervical cancer as well as the number of deaths from cervical cancer, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.1 Human papillomaviruses (HPV) consist of more than 100 different viruses. Some types of HPV […]

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March 12, 2009

Cervical Cancer Overview

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Overview The cervix is a female reproductive organ that forms the lower portion of the uterus or womb. The uterus and cervix lie in the pelvis, on top of the vagina, in between the rectum and bladder. The cervix forms the part of the birth canal that opens to the vagina. The surface layer of […]

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February 8, 2009

For Optimal Care of Gynecologic Cancers, Consult Your Oncologist About Medication Concerns

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As a patient or caregiver affected by a gynecologic cancer diagnosis, you can help your gynecologic oncologist ensure that you or your loved one receive the best possible care. Learn all about each prescribed medicine—both new drugs and routine drugs taken for some time. This is crucial, whether you are the patient or a caregiver […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer


February 6, 2009

What Every Woman Should Know About Cancer Screening

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By Jennifer Maxon, RN Over the past several decades, long-term cancer survival rates have been on the rise.1 These improved outcomes are largely credited to screening measures for certain types of cancers. In general, cancer that can be detected and treated in its earliest stages, prior to any spread—and often prior to any symptoms—is associated […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Melanoma, Skin Cancer


February 5, 2009

Who Should Receive the HPV Vaccine?

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There are 30 to 40 HPV (human papillomavirus) types that infect the genital area. Fifteen to 20 of these types—especially types 16 and 18—can be factors in the development of cancer in the area. Essentially, all cervical cancer is caused by HPV viral infections, and although only 10,000 cases per year occur in the United […]

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February 5, 2009

Understanding Cervical Cancer

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What It Is, the Role of HPV, and How It May Be Prevented What Is Cervical Cancer? The cervix forms the opening to the uterus from the vagina. It is covered with two main types of cells: squamous cells, which cover the part of the cervix that extends into the vagina, and columnar cells, which […]

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February 5, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions About the Recently Approved HPV Vaccine

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Though the introduction of the Pap test in 1943 has greatly improved the early detection and thus treatment of cervical cancer for women in the United States, nearly 10,000 cases are still diagnosed each year in this country. Worldwide, an estimated 231,000 women die annually of cervical cancer.[1]Both domestic and international statistics prove that this […]

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February 5, 2009

Who Should be Screened for Cervical Cancer?

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Cervical cancer accounts for 6% of all cancers in women. Approximately 15,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States and roughly 5,000 women die annually from this disease. Screening for abnormal, precancerous or cancerous cells in the cervix is critical for prevention, early detection and diagnosis of cervical cancer. […]

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February 5, 2009

What You Should Know About the Side Effects of Surgery for Cervical Cancer

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A hysterectomy is a common surgical treatment of early stage cancer and precancerous disease of the cervix in women. With any treatment of cancer it is important to first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinion(s) before you begin treatment. Since the side […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer


February 5, 2009

Managment of the Side Effects of Radiation for Cervical Cancer

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Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. With any treatment of cancer you must first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinion(s) before you begin treatment. Since the side effects of radiation can be significant, talk to your […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer


February 5, 2009

Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer

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Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. Doctors who specialize in treating cancers with radiation are known as radiation oncologists. During radiation therapy, high-energy x-rays are used to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy can be given by a machine that aims x-rays at the body (external beam radiation) or by […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer