n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Advances in the management of cancer of the cervix : main article
|Article Title||Advances in the management of cancer of the cervix : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Hennie Botha and Jill Harris|
|Publication Date||Feb 2007|
|Pages||65 - 68|
|Keyword(s)||Cervical cancer, Etiology, Primary cancer prevention, Radical radiotherapy technique, Secondary cancer prevention, Surgery and Treatment|
Human papillomavirus infection is the primary aetiological agent in cervical cancer.
HPV vaccinations have decreased persistent HPV infection in 2 large RCTs.
Cervical cytology is an effective screening tool in preventing cervical carcinoma.
The National Screening Programme in SA, if effective, should reduce the rate of cervical cancer by two-thirds.
Radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection is standard surgical therapy for early invasive cancer.
Most recurrences after radiotherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer have a local component.
Concomitant cisplatin chemoradiation improves survival in cervical cancer.
Intracavitary brachytherapy is an integral part of radiotherapy for cervical cancer.
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