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).
During medical treatment for any stage of cervical cancer, you can use home treatment to help manage the side effects that may accompany cervical cancer or cancer treatment. Home treatment may be all that is needed to manage the following common problems.
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).
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
Surgery to remove cervical cancer may be an option when the cancer is confined to the cervix or uterus. The type of surgery performed depends on the location and extent of cervical cancer and your desire to be able to have children.