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How does cryosurgery treat cervical cancer?

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Your doctor uses a gas called liquid nitrogen to freeze the abnormal cancer cells on your cervix. An “ice ball” forms, and the bad cells die. Your doctor can do this procedure in his office or a clinic.  Cryosurgery is typically used during stage 0, which means your doctor has found abnormal cells only on the surface of your cervix.

From: What Surgeries Treat Cervical Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “How is Cervical Cancer Diagnosed and Treated?”

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health: “Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) --Patient Version.”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Cervical Cancer.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Hysterectomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cryosurgery of the Cervix.”

Texas Oncology: “Stage III Cervical Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “How is Cervical Cancer Diagnosed and Treated?”

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health: “Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) --Patient Version.”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Cervical Cancer.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Hysterectomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cryosurgery of the Cervix.”

Texas Oncology: “Stage III Cervical Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 10, 2018

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