100 Questions & Answers About Cervical Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 6, 2009 - Medical - 160 pages
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The only text to provide both the patient fs and doctor fs views, 100 Questions & Answers About Cervical Cancer aims to provide a much needed primer for patients and their families and aims to address the questions most relevant to a woman following a diagnosis of pre-invasive changes or invasive cervical cancer. This text gives up-to-date, authoritative, practical answers to your questions about cervical cancer; not only the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, but also female survivorship. This is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease. Among the 100 Questions asked in this text are: -What does it mean to have early invasive cervical cancer? -What is the prognosis for women whose disease is advanced? -What should I know about my general health maintenance? -What is the cervical cancer vaccine?
 

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Contents

The Basics
1
Risk Factors and Cofactors
11
Screening and Early Cervical Changes
19
Treatment of Abnormal Pap Tests
25
Diagnosis and Staging Invasive Cervical Cancer
37
Treatment of Invasive Cervical Cancer EarlyStage Disease
51
Treatment of Invasive Cervical Cancer Locally Advanced Disease
61
Treatment of Metastatic Advanced or Recurrent Cervical Cancer
67
Treatment at the End of Life
75
Survivorship Issues After Cervical Cancer
81
Sexuality After Cervical Cancer
107
Fertility After Cervical Cancer
127
Prevention and Screening
133
Glossary
145
Index
153
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