cervix : Definition, Usages, News and More

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cervix

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  • n  the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
  • n  necklike opening to the uterus

  • Vacuum aspiration, as usually done, requires dilation of the cervix under local anesthesia.
  • And these patients undergo hysterectomy in its most radical form, which involves removal of the uterus, cervix, the upper part of the vagina and the lymph nodes.
  • Those who had a positive screen result or visual evidence of cervical dysplasia (abnormal cells on the cervix) were given follow-up treatment, including further testing .
News & Articles

  • Beilue: Twilight dispels cancer's darkness
    Michelle Peeples of Dalhart will always remember the date - "August 3, a day I can never forget," she said - when she got the heart-pounding diagnosis of small cell carcinoma of the cervix. It's not cervical cancer, which would, in fact, be better.
    June 12, 2013 - Amarillo Globe-News
  • Common solvent linked to liver cancer risk
    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Scandinavian workers exposed to a common industrial cleaning fluid showed higher risk for developing cancers of the liver, kidneys and cervix in a large new study. Trichloroethylene, or TCE, is a chemical solvent that has already been shown to cause cancer in animals when inhaled or absorbed through the skin in large amounts. ...
    June 6, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Anthony Kennedy in Fresno Bee (registration)
    Physicians reach into the cervix with forceps and crush the fetus' skull,Kennedy wrote in his painstakingly detailed opinion. "Others continue to pull the fetus out of the woman until it disarticulates at the neck, in effect decapitating...
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in Thaindian.com (blog)
    The breast is the second most common site in women after the cervix uteri. In metros like Delhi and Mumbai, breast cancer is the most common kind of disease in women,Shaw said.

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