Cervical cancer library

Advanced cervical cancer treatment

Featured resources

ACCP Strategies for Supporting Women With Cervical Cancer (2004)
Cervical Cancer Prevention Issues in Depth No. 2. Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP).
This report provides an overview of issues relating to cancer treatment in developing countries, followed by descriptions of existing support for cancer patients. Also included are recommendations for the provision of basic assistance at the national or local level to women with cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer page
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
This page features numerous training and research resources that explore the accuracy, reproducibility, efficacy, benefits, harmful effects and cost-effectiveness of screening interventions for cervical cancer.

Colposcopy and Treatment of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia: A Beginner’s Manual (2003)
Sellors J, Sankaranarayanan R. IARC.
This online manual is designed to equip health care providers with the necessary skills to detect and treat cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, thereby preventing invasive cervical cancer in many women worldwide.

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A guide to essential practice (2014)
World Health Organization (WHO)
This publication is designed to provide comprehensive practical advice to health care providers at all levels of the health care system on how to prevent, detect early, treat and palliate cervical cancer.

Management and Care of Women With Invasive Cervical Cancer (2016)
American Society of Clinical Oncology
These are evidence-based, resource-stratified global recommendations to clinicians and policymakers on the management and palliative care of women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer.

Management of Cervical Cancer: Strategies for Limited-resource Centres — A Guide for Radiation Oncologists (2013)
International Atomic Energy Agency
This is a practical manual for radiation oncologists treating large numbers of cervical cancer patients in limited resource settings. The approach and techniques are intended to be simple, feasible and resource sparing to the extent possible when dealing with a complex treatment modality. Users are encouraged to adapt the guidelines to the realities of their own regions and/or culture.

Palliative Care for Women with Cervical Cancer: A Field Manual (2003)
PATH, EngenderHealth
This manual was developed for health care providers such as community nurses and medical doctors who care for women who are dying of advanced cervical cancer. The Kenya field manual is designed for visiting nurses or health facility-based nurses and physicians.

Palliative Care: Supporting Women with Advanced Cancer (2003)
ACCP
This 2-page paper provides an overview of palliative care issues in developing countries. In many regions, cervical cancer treatments are not accessible or affordable. Home-based palliative care to relieve pain and suffering may be the only realistic option for these women.

Treatment modalities of cervical cancer in developing countries (radiotherapy, palliative care) (2009)
IARC
This 18-minute online audiovisual screencast covers a comprehensive list of clinical topics related to radiotherapy and palliative care.

General resources

Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ)
National Cancer Institute
Written for health professionals, this page offers peer-reviewed evidence-based information about the treatment of cervical cancer. This summary is reviewed regularly and updated as necessary by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board.

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology education and eLearning page
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology's goal is to improve clinician competence, performance and patient outcomes through educational activities focused around the study, prevention, diagnosis, and management of lower genital tract disorders.

Staging Classifications and Clinical Practice: Guidelines for Gynaecologic Cancers (2000)
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Committee on Gynecologic Oncology
Chapter 6 of this handbook provides detailed clinical guidelines for the staging, screening, and management of cervical cancer.