• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: How does HPV cause cervical cancer?

February 22, 2019

three women who look related representing three generationsHPV infection and cervical cancer
When women are exposed to genital HPV, their immune systems usually prevent the virus from doing serious harm. But in a small number of women, the virus survives for years. Eventually, the virus can lead to the conversion of normal cells on the surface of the cervix into cancerous cells. Learn more from Dr. Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, a Mayo Clinic gynecologist

Managing your emotions after treatment for cancer
After treatment for cancer, it's common to experience emotions that may be overwhelming: fear of recurrence, depression, anxiety, anger, self-consciousness and more. Take time to acknowledge those feelings. Then take steps to understand why you feel the way you do and what you can do about it. Here are some ideas that may help.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer
Hormone therapy for breast cancer is a treatment for breast cancers that are sensitive to hormones. These cancers are referred to as estrogen receptor positive (ER positive) or progesterone receptor positive (PR positive). Hormone therapy for breast cancer often is used after surgery to reduce the risk that the cancer will return. It also may be used to shrink a tumor before surgery, making it more likely the cancer will be removed completely. If your cancer has spread to other parts of your body, this treatment may help control it. Learn more about hormone therapy for breast cancer and whether it might be right for you.

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