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To understand cervical cancer, it helps to be familiar with the anatomy of the cervix and surrounding areas. The uterine cervix is the neck of the uterus, or womb.[read article]

Tests for Cervical Cancer

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A Pap smear (also called a Pap test) is a procedure that tests for the presence of abnormal cells in the cervix (the lower part of your uterus). Changes in the cell...  More
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A colposcopy (kol-POS-kuh-pee) is a method of examining the cervix, vagina, and vulva with a surgical instrument called a colposcope. The procedure is usually perfo...  More
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A cervical biopsy is a surgical procedure in which a small amount of tissue is removed from the cervix. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus located at...  More
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Pelvic Exam
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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CT of Pelvis
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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Tumor Marker Measurement
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Surgical Procedures for Cervical Cancer

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Loop Electrosurgical Excision
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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb. The uterus is located in the abdomen and is where a fe...  More
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Pelvic Exenteration
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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb. The uterus is located in the abdomen and is where a fe...  More
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Radical Abdominal Hysterectomy
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Cervicectomy
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Cryosurgery is a procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy precancerous cells on the cervix. The cervix, the lowest part of the womb or uterus, opens into the vag...  More
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Laser Cervix Lesion Therapy
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Medical Procedures for Cervical Cancer

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Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It is usually used for cancer, as cancer cells grow ...  More
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Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses concentrated radiation beams to kill cancer cells. The most common type of radiation therapy is external beam radi...  More
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Prostate seed implantation--also called brachytherapy--has become more and more popular in recent years as a treatment option for prostate cancer, and...  More
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External Beam Radiotherapy
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Intravenous chemotherapy
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Prescribed Medications for Cervical Cancer

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CISPLATIN (SIS pla tin) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat man...  More
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PACLITAXEL (PAK li TAX el) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat ...  More
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FLUOROURACIL, 5-FU (flure oh YOOR a sil) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breas...  More
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IFOSFAMIDE (eye FOS fa mide) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat testicular cancer.  More
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TOPOTECAN (TOE poe TEE kan) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer.  More
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IRINOTECAN (ir in oh TEE kan) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat colon and rectal cancer.  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Cervical Cancer What's this?

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DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body) secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA serves as precursor to male and female sex hormo...  More
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