Focus on Gynecologic Cancer
Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to gynecologic cancers. All Focus articles are also available.
Bringing Back Sex after Cancer
What does “surviving cancer” mean within the context of a patient’s personal life, especially in relationships and marriages? How should a cancer survivor and their partner approach the complex, delicate and emotional subject of sexual intimacy?
HPV Vaccine and Cancer
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects nearly one in four adults in the U.S. It is known to be a precursor to cervical cancer, as well as anal, penile, and mouth/throat (oropharyngeal) cancers and genital warts.
Unraveling Ovarian Cancer
By comparing the genetic makeup of ovarian tumors from two very different groups of women, researchers hope to discover what irregularities in DNA are shared because that could point to the cause of this deadly disease.
Breathe Deep, Hold, and Save Your Heart
NCCC recently installed a real-time monitoring system that allows technicians to monitor the patient as she holds a deep breath for 20 seconds, without tubes or masks, so radiation is precisely targeted.
Cervical Cancer: Screening, Education, Hope
NCCC physicians and researchers brought information and hope to the rural village women. The data they brought back to their labs for complex analysis will provide Honduran physicians information they need to create a comprehensive national plan to fight cervical cancer in Honduras.
Cutting-edge Cancer Care Close to Home
Cancer patients in rural regions often travel long distances for cancer care. Because of this some—especially those needing daily radiation treatments—go without treatment. We’re making it easier for patients to get high-tech cancer care close to home.