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Treatment Options by Stage

    A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.

    Carcinoma in Situ (Stage 0)

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    Cervical Cancer Clinical Trials

    Major drug companies continually research and develop new medications and treatments, which must be shown to be safe and effective before doctors can prescribe them to patients. Through cervical cancer clinical trials, researchers test the effects of new drugs and treatments on a group of volunteers with cervical cancer. Following a strict protocol and using carefully controlled conditions, researchers evaluate the treatments under development and measure the ability of the new drug or therapy to...

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    Treatment of carcinoma in situ (stage 0) may include the following:

    • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP).
    • Laser surgery.
    • Conization.
    • Cryosurgery.
    • Total hysterectomy for women who cannot or no longer want to have children.
    • Internal radiation therapy for women who cannot have surgery.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage 0 cervical cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage IA Cervical Cancer

    Treatment of stage IA cervical cancer may include the following:

    • Total hysterectomy with or without bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.
    • Conization.
    • Modified radical hysterectomy and removal of lymph nodes.
    • Internal radiation therapy.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage IA cervical cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage IB Cervical Cancer

    Treatment of stage IB cervical cancer may include the following:

    • A combination of internal radiation therapy and external radiation therapy.
    • Radical hysterectomy and removal of lymph nodes.
    • Radical hysterectomy and removal of lymph nodes followed by radiation therapy plus chemotherapy.
    • Radiation therapy plus chemotherapy.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage IB cervical cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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