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Defining Cervical Cancer (02:47)


Affecting 500,000 women per year with a 30-50% death rate, cervical is the second most common cancer worldwide. It can occur as squamous cell carcinoma (Type I) or adenocarcinoma (Type II).

Cervical Cancer Risk Factors (01:58)

Cervical cancer is linked to Human papillomavirus (HPV), smoking, diet, sexual behavior and immune-suppression.

Cervical Cancer Stages (01:47)

Learn the disease stages and associated symptoms.

Cervical Cancer Diagnosis (02:21)

Learn symptoms of cervical cancer and associated physical and laboratory examination procedures. Once confirmed, doctors conduct a detailed pelvic examination and an MRI scan to determine the stage.

Cervical Cancer Treatment (Graphic) (03:16)

Depending on disease stage and localization, surgery, radiation or chemotherapy is prescribed. View footage of a hysterectomy in progress, a commonly used procedure.

Hysterectomy (Graphic) (01:44)

Most cervical cancer patients must have their uterus removed; view footage of a procedure in progress. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are prescribed after surgery.

Psychological Effects of Cervical Cancer (03:51)

After having a hysterectomy, women often feel sad, guilty, and experience sexual difficulty. Family support is important; a patient describes her emotional journey.

Cervical Cancer Prevention (02:28)

Vaccination and screening are the main preventative measures, including Papanicolaou (PAP) and HPV DNA tests.

HPV Vaccine (01:28)

Nearly all sexually active women are infected with HPV; education is important for prevention and vaccinations are most effective before exposure.

Cervical Cancer Outlook (01:46)

Learn about research efforts to develop multiple HPV subtype vaccinations and surgical treatment methods less damaging to patient fertility.

Credits: Cervical Cancer: Disease and…Ease (01:01)

Credits: Cervical Cancer: Disease and…Ease

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In years past cervical cancer was not seen as a serious public health problem, but today it is recognized as the second most common cancer worldwide among women between 14 and 44 years old, and the third leading cancer-related cause of death. Epidemiology is also pertinent in view of cervical cancer’s link to STD (sexually transmitted disease) transmission. Since 1999 human papillomavirus, or HPV, has been considered the main cause of cervical cancer. What methods does medical science offer for effectively identifying HPV? Can we someday expect more effective, more efficient ways to detect its presence? Indeed, will we eventually be able to prevent cervical cancer altogether with the arrival of more and more sophisticated technologies? This program shows how advances in molecular biology and high throughput gene expression profiling have heralded a new era in the identification of molecular targets related to cancer initiation and development. Contains surgical scenes of a graphic nature. (Portions with English subtitles, 25 minutes)

Length: 25 minutes

Item#: BVL53310

ISBN: 978-0-81608-737-2

Copyright date: ©2012

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