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Brachytherapy Cervical Cancer Treatment

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My daughter was treated for cervical cancer. Is she at greater risk for more cancers?

My daughter has been HIV positive for 7 years. In the summer she had a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer and one chemo treatment. They did not do any more chemo as the results after one treatment was almost devastational. Her CD4 count is...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a good question-- If someone had one cancer, are they at higher risk for more cancers?The answer to this is "maybe". Your daughter is at risk of having the cervical cancer recur. To minimize this risk, it is important that she... Read more »

Cervical Cancer resources

I would like a good resource for information on HIV and treatment of cervical cancer, in particular... Read more »

Cervical Cancer

Knowing there are many unknowns with progression of cervical cencer in HIV+ females, what would... Read more »
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HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Studies Examine Ways to Prevent Cervical Cancer With Few Resources

Faster, more aggressive cervical cancer treatment could benefit low-income American women and women in developing countries who test positive for high-grade precancerous lesions, two recently published studies suggest. Though some of these women may... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: New Visual Test Screens for Cervical Cancer

In a bid to combat the increasing number of cervical cancer cases, government hospitals in Kenya are encouraging women to undergo an innovative free exam to detect precancerous lesions of the cervix. The low-cost method involves dilating the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two Tests Cut Cervical Cancer Risk in Poor Countries

Just two lifetime health clinic visits could halve the cervical cancer risk for women in developing countries, according to a new study. Thanks to regular screenings, cervical cancer claims only around 4,000 lives annually in the United States. In... Read more »
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Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found out in April that I have "pre-cancerous" cells on my cervix (after my doctor found HPV on my cervix in Feb). I've been waiting to have the procedure done & now its scheduled for July. As luck would have it, my ins is changing, so I may... Read more »

do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »

living with AIDS and Cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just completed a year of treatment for cancer which has sure taken me longer than I
thought to get back on my feet. I'm on Disibility leave for now and have not fully decided
about going back to work.
... Read more »

Great article on ovarian cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi,

ovarian cancer is fifth most common cancer among women accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. This information i get from an informative article on ovarian cancer at Read more »