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Cervical cancer is a malignant disease occurs in the uterine cervix of females.  This year, about 63,000 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of cervical cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
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" I am diagnosed with cervical cancer. Where can I obtain answers to my questions?" - Get answers of your questions of cervical cancer from a board-certified oncologist. 

  Questions about cancer or its treatment? Get answers from a board-certified oncologist.   Please visit our Ask An Oncologist service.
General

What You Need to Know about Cervical Cancer - An important booklet from the National Cancer Institute. Highly recommended for cancer patients and general public.

CancerBACUP: Understanding Cancer of the Cervix - Complete information on cancer of the cervix, written by cancer specialists for patients on diagnosis and treatment.

What Should You Ask Your Physician About Cervical Cancer? - You may have many questions after the initial diagnosis of cervical cancer. Our Oncologist prepared a list of questions for patients and their family members.

Causes and Prevention of Cervical Cancer - Understand the risk factors of cervical cancer and it prevention.

Understanding Prognosis and Cancer Statistics - Cancer patients frequently ask this question, "What is my prognosis?"

 

Diagnosis


Staging of Cervical Cancer - Stage is one of the most important factor of prognosis. FIGO staging system is the most widely used staging system for cervical cancer. 

Screening for Cervical Cancer - Information directed at the patient about screening for cervical cancer provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

All About Pap Tests - The Pap test is is easy to perform, interpret, and evaluate when abnormal and most importantly can find changes before they become malignant. Understand the test from the article by Dr. William Rich.

Understanding Your Pap Smear - The who, what, why and when of pap smears, plus an overview of cervical cancer.

The Biopsy Test Report: A Patient's Guide - Understand the nature of different types of biopsy and biopsy reports. Written by Edward O. Uthman, M.D., Diplomate, American Board of Pathology. 

 

Treatment

How is Cervical Cancer Treated - Treatment information for cancer patients and general public.

How is Cervical Cancer Treated - Details treatment information for healthcare professionals.

eMedicine: Cervical Cancer - Details information on the diagnosis and treatment of this malignancy. This review article was written for healthcare professionals, but it is also highly recommended to motivated patients and caregivers.

Clinical Trials for Cervical Cancer Treatment - A  list of research projects and clinical trials for cervical cancer treatment.  The list is arranged according to geographic locations.

Cancer Help UK: Treating Cervical Cancer - Details the treatment information for different stages of cervical cancer. 

NIH: Consensus Statement of Cervical Cancer Treatment - National Institute of Health provides consensus guideline for cervical cancer treatment for physicians specialized in the treatment of this malignancy. 

Chemo-Radiotherapy for Treatment of Cervical Cancer - Adding concurrent chemotherapy to radiation treatment can significantly increase the cure rate of cervical cancer. 

New York State Info for Consumers: Hysterectomy - Hysterectomy is used to treat many gynecological diseases.  Radical hysterectomy is one of the curative treatment modality for early stage cervical cancer. 
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Support 

Most Frequently Asked Questions about Cervical Cancer - The James Cancer Hospital (One of the 42 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers) answers the most frequently asked questions about this malignancy.

The National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign - a program designed to inform women about the risk, detection, and treatment of cervical cancer. Also provides information that will enable patients to discuss the disease with their doctors.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition - The NCCC's brand of grass roots advocacy for issues concerning cervical cancer screening and pap smears starts with this page, which links to information on cervical cancer and methods of screening.

GYN Cancer Forum - Patients and their families can discuss about the disease, its diagnosis and treatment, and psychosocial support at the Forum of the Cancer Information Network.
 
Other

Anatomy of Uterine Cervix - The cervix is a muscular structure located at the inferior part of the uterus.

Pap Smear Email Reminder - The College of American Pathologists reminds you for your annual Pap smear test via E-mail.

HPV and Cervical Cancer, Questions and Answers - HPV infection is a significant risk factor for development of cervical carcinoma. This FAQ covers many aspect of this viral infection and its relationship with cervical cancer. 
 
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Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
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