Cervical cancer: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Cervical cancer is decreasing in the United States because of the wide use of screening; however, it is increasing in developing countries (∼270,000 deaths per year), because screening is not available to many women. Effective treatment for cervical cancer (including surgery and concurrent chemoradiation) can yield cures in 80% of women with early-stage disease (stages I-II) and in 60% of women with stage III disease. The hope is that immunization against HPV (using the new vaccines) will prevent persistent infection with certain types of the virus, and will therefore prevent specific HPV cancer in women. © JNCCN-Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
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