Spokane Medical Research

Treating Preinvasive Cervical Cancer. Part 3

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Conization — Conization is the removal of a cone-shaped piece of cervix, primarily for diagnostic reasons. Although loop electrosurgery can be used to perform conization, the standard for diagnosis and treatment of confusing dysplasia situations is cold knife conization. (more…)

Treating Preinvasive Cervical Cancer. Part 2

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Cryotherapy — Cryotherapy has long been advocated for early dysplasia (CIN 1) and, in some cases, mild and moderate dysplasia (CIN 2 and 3). This procedure occurs in the healthcare provider’s office without anesthesia but oftentimes with pain control. It involves placing a probe against the cervix for three minutes while liquid nitrogen is used to cool the probe to approximately minus 60 degrees. (more…)

Treating Preinvasive Cervical Cancer. Part 1

Filed under: Cancer — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

The treatment of cervical cancer depends on the stage of the disease, the location and size of the cancerous growth, the woman’s general health and her desires, such as wanting to have children. (more…)

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