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  1. Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage IB Cervical Cancer

    Either radiation therapy or radical hysterectomy and bilateral lymph node dissection results in cure rates of 85% to 90% for women with Féderation Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique (FIGO) stages IA2 and IB1 small-volume disease. The choice of either treatment depends on patient factors and available local expertise. A randomized trial reported identical 5-year overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival rates when comparing radiation therapy to radical hysterectomy.[1] The size of the primary tumor is an important prognostic factor and should be carefully evaluated in choosing optimal therapy.[2] For adenocarcinomas that expand the cervix more than 4 cm, the primary treatment should be concomitant chemotherapy and radiation therapy.[3] After surgical staging, patients found to have small volume para-aortic nodal disease and controllable pelvic disease may be cured with pelvic and para-aortic radiation therapy and concomitant chemotherapy.[4] The resection of

  2. Cervical Cancer

    WebMD provides an overview of cervical cancer, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

  3. Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy

    Colposcopy is a way for your doctor to use a special magnifying device to look at your vulva, vagina, and cervix.

  4. Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal tissue in the cervix.

  5. Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser beam is used to destroy (vaporize) abnormal cervical tissue that can be seen through a magnifying viewing instrument (colposcope).

  6. Cone Biopsy (Conization) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    A cone biopsy is an extensive form of a cervical biopsy. It is called a cone biopsy because a cone-shaped wedge of tissue is removed from the cervix and examined under a microscope.

  7. Cryotherapy for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    Cryotherapy destroys abnormal tissue on the cervix by freezing it. Cryotherapy destroys some normal tissue along with the abnormal tissue.

  8. Progestin Hormone Therapy for Endometrial Cancer

    Drug details for Progesterone hormone therapy for endometrial cancer.

  9. Cervical Cancer - Medications

    Chemotherapy is used to shrink cervical cancer and decrease tumor growth. Chemotherapy may be used to treat more advanced stages (stages III and IV) of cervical cancer. Chemotherapy medications may be taken by mouth (orally) or injected into a vein (intra

  10. Cervical Cancer - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding cervical cancer.

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