Cervical Cancer


FDA Approves Merck’s Keytruda® for Previously Treated Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Cervical Cancer Whose Tumors Express PD-L1 (06-18-2018)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer with disease progression on or after chemotherapy whose tumors express PD-L1.  Keytruda is the... Continue Reading

Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer (12-13-2017)

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. Doctors who specialize in treating cancers with radiation are known as radiation oncologists. During radiation therapy, high-energy x-rays are used to kill cancer cells. Radiation... Continue Reading

Managment of the Side Effects of Radiation for Cervical Cancer (12-7-2017)

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. With any treatment of cancer you must first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinion(s) before... Continue Reading

What You Should Know About the Side Effects of Surgery for Cervical Cancer (12-6-2017)

A hysterectomy is a common surgical treatment of early stage cancer and precancerous disease of the cervix in women. With any treatment of cancer it is important to first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore... Continue Reading

HPV Testing Reduces Cervical Cancer Deaths (04-27-2009)

Testing women for the human papillomavirus (HPV) appears to reduce the incidence of advanced cervical cancer as well as the number of deaths from cervical cancer, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.1 Human... Continue Reading

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (03-23-2009)

The View from the IVth Floor One woman shares some hard-won wisdom from years of living with metastatic cancer—and encourages laughter along the way. by Teri Cooper Borrowed time—technically, that’s what I’m living on. Diagnosed a second time... Continue Reading

Cervical Cancer Overview (03-12-2009)

Overview The cervix is a female reproductive organ that forms the lower portion of the uterus or womb. The uterus and cervix lie in the pelvis, on top of the vagina, in between the rectum and bladder. The cervix forms the part of the birth canal ... Continue Reading

For Optimal Care of Gynecologic Cancers, Consult Your Oncologist About Medication Concerns (02-8-2009)

As a patient or caregiver affected by a gynecologic cancer diagnosis, you can help your gynecologic oncologist ensure that you or your loved one receive the best possible care. Learn all about each prescribed medicine—both new drugs and routine drugs... Continue Reading

What Every Woman Should Know About Cancer Screening (02-6-2009)

By Jennifer Maxon, RN Over the past several decades, long-term cancer survival rates have been on the rise.1 These improved outcomes are largely credited to screening measures for certain types of cancers. In general, cancer that can be detected and... Continue Reading

Who Should Receive the HPV Vaccine? (02-5-2009)

There are 30 to 40 HPV (human papillomavirus) types that infect the genital area. Fifteen to 20 of these types—especially types 16 and 18—can be factors in the development of cancer in the area. Essentially, all cervical cancer is caused by HPV viral... Continue Reading

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