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Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women worldwide, after breast cancer. The American Cancer Society predicts that there will be about 12,800 new cases of invasive cervical cancer in the year 2000. There are several different types of cancer of the cervix.

Cancers of the cervix can take many years to develop and there are usually no symptoms for a long period before the disease becomes evident. Therefore, routine screening is critical to detect early changes and prevent progression to invasive disease.

About 85-90% are squamous cell carcinomas. The other 10-15% are adenocarcinomas. If the cancer has both types it is called mixed (adenosquamous) carcinoma.

When diagnosed early, most cervical cancers are curable. The key to good outcome is early detection and prompt treatment. Regular routine screening is critical to detecting early changes and preventing progression to advanced disease.

Treatment consists usually of a combination of surgery and chemotherapy, radiation, and/or biologic therapy.

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The Medifocus Guide on Cancer of the Cervix provides answers to the following important questions and medical issues:

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This MediFocus Guide contains an extensive listing of citations and abstracts of recent journal articles that have been published about this condition in trustworthy medical journals. This is the same type of information that is available to physicians and other health care professionals. A partial selection of journal articles that are abstracted in this MediFocus Guide includes: understands that consumers who are facing serious medical issues need access to credible, up-to-date medical information to help them make informed health-care decisions. That's why we've developed the MediFocus Guides...the most advanced and trustworthy patient research guides for over 200 chronic and life-threatening conditions. Each MediFocus Guide includes a detailed overview of the condition including information about diagnosis, treatment options, cutting-edge research, and new developments; excerpts of important journal articles from the current medical literature focusing on standard treatments and treatment options; a directory of leading authors and medical institutions who specialize in the treatment of the condition; and a listing of organizations and support groups where you can obtain additional information about the illness.

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