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Cervical Cancer

What you should know about Cervical Cancer

Unlike many gynecologic cancers, there is a vaccination and screening test for cervical cancer, an important distinction in preventing and identifying the disease, according to Ursula Matulonis, MD, medical director of Gynecologic Oncology in Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, and Colleen Feltmate, MD, director of minimally invasive surgery in Gynecologic Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

updated: 4 months ago

Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths

The death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is significantly wider, according to a study published Monday in the journal Cancer.

updated: 5 months ago

Nonsurgical Management of Cervical Cancer: Locally Advanced, Recurrent, and Metastatic Disease, Survivorship, and Beyond

Despite the declining incidence of cervical cancer as a result of the introduction of screening programs, globally it remains a leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Outcomes for patients who are diagnosed with anything but early-stage disease remain poor.

updated: 1 year ago

11 Things You Never Knew to Ask Your Gyno About Cervical Cancer

But just because this gynecologic cancer occurs less frequently doesn’t mean it’s less deadly.  In fact, cervical cancer was once the No. 1 leading cause of cancer death for women in the US. What’s worse? The disease is almost 100 percent preventable. This fact is especially chilling for Latinas, who have the highest incidence of cervical cancer and the second-highest death rate from the disease.

updated: 2 years ago

Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina'

Half of young women are unable to properly label a vagina on a medical diagram, while 65 per cent have admitted they have a problem simply using the words vagina or vulva.

updated: 2 years ago

FDA approves Avastin to treat patients with aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer

From the link:
Avastin works by interfering with the blood vessels that fuel the development of cancerous cells. The new indication for cervical cancer is approved for use in combination with chemotherapy drugs paclitaxel and cisplatin or in combination with paclitaxel and topotecan.

updated: 2 years ago

Study finds genomic differences in types of cervical cancer

A new study has revealed marked differences in the genomic terrain of the two most common types of cervical cancer, suggesting that patients might benefit from therapies geared to each type’s molecular idiosyncrasies.........
.....The research was supported by grants from the American Cancer Society, the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Team Maureen Cervical Cancer Fund, and the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

updated: 2 years ago