A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. A hysterectomy to remove endometrial cancer usually includes the removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes (bilateral salpingo - oophorectomy).
Radiation therapy is the standard treatment for certain stages of cervical cancer and often is used in combination with surgery. Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Abnormal cervical cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer are often the result of high-risk sexual behaviors years earlier. These behaviors increase your risk of infections and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).