This management guide covers the screening, diagnosis, staging, and treatment of cervical cancers.
Carlos A. Perez, MD
Of the predominant gynecologic cancers, cancer of the uterine cervix is the least common, with only 11,270 new cases anticipated in the United States in 2009. Nevertheless, approximately 4,070 women die of cancer of the uterine cervix annually in the United States.
Dr. Small is to be commended for a well-written succinct review of the role of radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer. As he notes, there is still controversy in the management of these patients. However, as more evidence-based data are accumulated, the role of radiation therapy is being clarified.
The authors have done an excellent job of preparing a complete and unbiased review of various imaging modalities that are currently available or being developed for the evaluation of patients with carcinoma of the prostate. In addition to the review of the literature, the authors have succinctly summarized the technical details that allow the uninitiated to understand the basic principles of these imaging technologies.