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The National Cervical Cancer Coalition/HPV Cancer Coalition

by Sarina Araujo

(NCCC) is a grassroots nonprofit organization helping women, family members, and friends battle the personal issues related to cervical cancer and HPV (human papillomavirus) disease. The NCCC has expanded its core mission to include helping both women and men who battle issues related to all HPV cancers; therefore, the NCCC is also called the HPV Cancer Coalition.

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NCCN Releases Updated Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer

At the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference in March, Robert J. Morgan, MD, of City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center and chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Ovarian Cancer, discussed the future of ovarian cancer and notable changes to the recently updated NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™ for Ovarian Cancer. New to the Guidelines is a section on the management of allergic reactions in women receiving chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

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General Information About Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the cervix. Cervical cancer usually develops slowly over time. Before cancer appears in the cervix, the cells of the cervix go through changes known as dysplasia, in which cells that are not normal begin to appear in the cervical tissue. Later, cancer cells start to grow and spread more deeply into the cervix and to surrounding areas.

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Restoring Sexuality after Ovarian Cancer

Some treatments for ovarian cancer can cause side effects that may change the way you feel about your body or make it difficult to enjoy intimate or sexual relationships. Which side effects you experience depend on your treatment course. You may experience some or none at all. Being aware of the possible side effects may help you anticipate them and learn ways to cope with them.

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Living with Cervical Cancer Therapy

The experience of being diagnosed with cervical cancer and undergoing cancer treatment may change the way you feel about your body and will affect your life in many ways. You may experience many or relatively few side effects. Being aware of the possible treatment effects may help you anticipate them and plan ways to cope.

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