Oncology Nurse Hour: Cervical Cancer
Massive Bio and our expert nurses and patient advocates hosted the seventh episode of our new webinar series: Oncology Nurse Hour. For this new, live, series, we take questions directly from the community and discuss all you could want to know about different cancer types, ending each session with a live Q&A.
The seventh episode occurred on Wednesday, September 15th at 2:00pm EST. Visit our Facebook page to register for future Oncology Hour webinars!
In this episode, we discussed cervical cancer with expert oncology nurse Kristin Johnston.
Cervical cancer starts when cells in the cervix begin to grow out of control. The cells then cause tumors that lead to various health issues. It is usually a slow-growing cancer that may not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests. Cervical cancer is usually caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. To help prevent cervical cancer, many women get yearly screenings and get the HPV vaccine The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus connects the uterus to the vagina. There are two types of cells in the cervix that cancer can start developing – glandular and squamous cells.
Watch our webinar to learn more about the causes, treatments, new therapies, and more on cervical cancer!