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Cervical cancer 

Cervical cancer
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Cervical cancer
Author(s):

Robert Wade

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199664535.003.0018
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date: 20 August 2019

Cervical cancer is the third most common cause of female death. Early stage disease is generally treated with surgery and concomitant chemoradiotherapy is the standard of care in patients with FIGO stage IB2-IVA disease. Recent technical advances in external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy allow patients to be treated with more precise targeting of the tumour with relatively more sparing of neighbouring normal tissues. This translates into improvement in tumour control with reduced side effects.

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