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Management of cervical cancer

Citation

Blomfield, P, Management of cervical cancer, Australian Family Physician, 36, (3) pp. 122-125. ISSN 0300-8495 (2007) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Australia now has one of the lowest incidence and mortality rates for cervical cancer worldwide. Women who develop the disease frequently have underutilised cervical screening opportunities and commonly present with symptoms such as abnormal vaginal bleeding. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the management of women presenting with cervical cancer in Australia today. DISCUSSION: Although fertility sparing options of management are emerging, these options are only available for women presenting with early stage disease. For women presenting with substantial disease, radical surgery and/or chemoradiation is required. These women face the rigors of radical therapy as well as challenges to their sexual identity with loss of fertility, loss of ovarian function, and vaginal shortening and stenosis. Health care providers need to be cognitive and sensitive to these issues

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Research Field:Cancer Diagnosis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cancer and Related Disorders
UTAS Author:Blomfield, P (Associate Professor Penelope Blomfield)
ID Code:52930
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2008-10-13
Last Modified:2010-04-12
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