Cervical cancer

Benjamin E. Greer, Wui Jin Koh, Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, Michael A. Bookman, Robert E. Bristow, Susana Campos, Kathleen R. Cho, Larry Copeland, Patricia Eifel, Warner K. Huh, Wainwright Jaggernauth, Daniel S. Kapp, John Kavanagh, Gary H. Lipscomb, John R. Lurain, Mark Morgan, Robert J. Morgan, C. Bethan Powell, Steven W. Remmenga, R. Kevin ReynoldsAngeles Alvarez Secord, William Small, Nelson Teng

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Abstract

Although cervical cancer is decreasing in the United States, because screening is widely used, it is increasing in developing countries (approximately 270,000 deaths per year), because screening is not available to many women. Effective treatment for cervical cancer (e.g., surgery, concurrent chemoradiation) can yield cures in 80% of women with early-stage disease (stages I and II) and in 60% with stage III disease. The hope is that immunization against HPV (using the new vaccines) will prevent persistent infection with certain types of HPV, and is therefore expected to prevent specific HPV cancer in women.9,69

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-36
Number of pages23
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Cervical cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Hysterectomy
  • NCCN clinical practice guidelines
  • Radiation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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    Greer, B. E., Koh, W. J., Abu-Rustum, N. R., Bookman, M. A., Bristow, R. E., Campos, S., Cho, K. R., Copeland, L., Eifel, P., Huh, W. K., Jaggernauth, W., Kapp, D. S., Kavanagh, J., Lipscomb, G. H., Lurain, J. R., Morgan, M., Morgan, R. J., Powell, C. B., Remmenga, S. W., ... Teng, N. (2008). Cervical cancer. JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 6(1), 14-36. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2008.0003