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Cervical cancer

Also known as Carcinoma Of Cervix

Cervical cancer is a malignant neoplasm arising from cells originating in the cervix uteri. One of the most common symptoms of cervical cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding, but in some cases there may be no obvious symptoms until the cancer has progressed to an advanced stage. Treatment usually consists of surgery (including local excision) in early stages, and chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy in more advanced stages of the disease.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with cervical cancer, 13% report having pelvic pain, 11% report having vaginal discharge, and 6% report having heavy menstrual flow. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of cervical cancer are vulvar irritation and mass on vulva, although you may still have cervical cancer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with cervical cancer often receive pelvis exam, biopsy, examination of breast, other diagnostic procedures; female organs, other excision of cervix and uterus, rectal examination, pap smear and standard pregnancy test .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with cervical cancer include potassium chloride, ortho cyclen, cisplatin, drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol, ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin, acetic acid topical, etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol unidentified, paclitaxel (taxol), midrin, norethindrone (loestrin fe), desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol, pegfilgrastim (neulasta) and magnesium hydroxide (m.a.h.) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for cervical cancer include age 30-44 years, sex == female and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, sex == male, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get cervical cancer.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
2.0x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.9x
Other
1.0x
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