Patients with early cervical cancer have an excellent prognosis and about 40% of them are of reproductive age, making fertility a key concern for them. This article explores the oncologic and reproductive outcomes of fertility sparing procedures for this patient population.
Next generation sequencing provides insights into more effective treatments for a patient’s rare cancer.
From maternal mortality and rising STI rates to trend-reversing increases in mortality from cervical cancer, there are reasons to be concerned about women’s health in the United States. In this article, obstetricians, gynecologists and women’s health specialists discuss research related to the political context of women’s health, and their efforts to improve access to comprehensive women’s health services.
Pelin Batur, MD, Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health Specialist at Cleveland Clinic, reviews cervical screening methods and appropriate follow-up protocol for abnormal results.
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Women’s health specialist Pelin Batur, MD, differentiates between three screening algorithms for cervical cancer and shares tips about how to counsel patients about the HPV vaccine.
HPV vaccination can prevent 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. Pelin Batur, MD, discusses the latest vaccination timeline and dosing guidelines.
Automated visual evaluation of the cervix may help eradicate cervical cancer in low-resource communities.
A review of the literature shows that evidence is lacking to justify Pap tests in women who have had a hysterectomy for benign disease and are not at high risk of cervical cancer.
Despite advances in screening and treatment of cervical cancer, alternative low-cost methods are still needed to help underserved populations.
African American women are disproportionately affected by cervical cancer, with higher rates of incidence and mortality than white women. Prevention plays a key role.