Cervical cancer

Academic Article

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 © Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
  • Author List

  • Greer BE; Koh WJ; Abu-Rustum NR; Bookman MA; Bristow RE; Campos S; Cho KR; Copeland L; Eifel P; Huh WK
  • Start Page

  • 14
  • End Page

  • 36
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 1