Your cervical cancer treatment plan will vary depending on multiple factors including, but not limited to, your stage of diagnosis, as well as the location of your cancer. Your dedicated team of cancer experts will discuss your treatment options and plan with you, allowing you and your loved ones to consider all possible treatment options for your diagnosis.

CHEMOTHERAPY

A drug therapy designed to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells, chemotherapy may be used with radiation therapy to treat cervical cancer.

CLINICAL TRIAL

Ask your physician if you are a candidate for a clinical trial.

CONIZATION

A surgical procedure where a cone-shaped sample of tissue is removed from the cervical canal. This is often used as the primary treatment of precancerous cervical cancer.

CRYOSURGERY

A surgical procedure used for pre-invasive cancer where cancer cells are frozen with a metal probe that has been cooled with liquid nitrogen.

HYSTERECTOMY

A surgical procedure that includes the removal of all or parts of the affected uterus.

LAPAROTOMY

Typically the first phase of treatment for ovarian cancer, a laparotomy is a surgical procedure that allows for exploration of the abdomen and removal of as much of the cancer within the abdomen and pelvis area as possible. This procedure helps to diagnose and stage the cancer to determine additional therapy needed.

LASER SURGERY

A surgical procedure used for pre-invasive cancer that uses laser beams to burn off abnormal cells. The laser may also be used for tissue removal for biopsy.

PELVIC EXTERNATION

A surgical procedure often used for recurrent cervical cancer, this procedure includes the removal of the uterus, upper vagina and lymph nodes, along with the removal of the bladder, rectum and small parts of the colon.

RADIATION THERAPY

Radiation therapy is the use of high energy beams to kill cancer cells. Radiation is sometimes given before or after surgery to help reduce the risk of the cancer coming back and  can be used to relieve symptoms from cancer. To learn more Radiation Oncology and the types of radiation therapies offered at West Cancer Center, click here.

RADICAL HYSTERECTOMY

A surgical procedure that involves the removal of the entire uterus, including the cervix, upper vagina and affected lymph nodes.

ROBOTIC SURGERY

A minimally invasive options where smaller, precise incisions are made which decrease recovery times to 1-2 weeks and improves our patient’s quality of life.

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