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How can total hysterectomy help with treating cervical cancer?

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This surgery takes out your uterus (womb) and cervix. It is the main treatment for small cancers that haven't spread outside your cervix. It can be done through your belly. Your surgeon might also remove your fallopian tubes and ovaries, as well as the lymph nodes in your pelvis to see if the cancer has spread.

You’ll have to stay in the hospital for 1-5 days after a hysterectomy. You won’t be able to have children after the surgery. If you plan to have children, talk to your doctor about options such as freezing your eggs or embryos.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Chemotherapy for cervical cancer;" "How is cervical cancer treated?;" "Radiation therapy for cervical cancer;" "Surgery for Cervical Cancer;" and "Targeted therapy for cervical cancer."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Cervical Cancer -- Treatment Options."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Cervical Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version" and "New Immunotherapy Option Approved for Cervical Cancer, Rare Lymphoma."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Cervical cancer treatment; early stage cancer (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Chemotherapy for cervical cancer;" "How is cervical cancer treated?;" "Radiation therapy for cervical cancer;" "Surgery for Cervical Cancer;" and "Targeted therapy for cervical cancer."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Cervical Cancer -- Treatment Options."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Cervical Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version" and "New Immunotherapy Option Approved for Cervical Cancer, Rare Lymphoma."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Cervical cancer treatment; early stage cancer (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on October 21, 2018

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