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Cervical Cancer

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Treatment of cervical cancer depends on the stage of the disease. If the cancer is either limited to the lining of the cervix or contained within the cervix, then treatments generally include surgical removal of abnormal cells or cryotherapy (freezing abnormal cells or tissues) or laser technology.

Interventions for more invasive cervical cancer may include surgery to remove the cervix and uterus (hysterectomy), additional surgery to remove other affected tissue and organs, radiation treatments to destroy any remaining cancerous cells, and/or chemotherapy.

As methods, treatments, and therapeutic drugs are constantly evolving, you should talk to your doctor and work with him or her as well as a gynecologic oncologist (a doctor who specializes in cancer of the reproductive organs) to choose a treatment plan that is best for you.

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