Cervical Cancer (cont.)
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Cervical Cancer Prognosis
When precancerous or early cancerous changes are found and treated, the survival rate is close to 100%. The prognosis for invasive cervical cancer depends on the stage of the cancer when it is found.
The stage of a cancer is a measure of how far it has progressed, namely, what other organs or tissues have been invaded.
These statistics are the reason that prevention is stressed in this disease.
Health-care professionals who treat cancer often use the term "remission" rather than "cure." Although many women with cervical cancer recover completely, medical professionals sometimes avoid the word "cure" because the disease can recur. (The return of cancer is called a recurrence.)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/13/2015
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