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What happens during a pelvic exenteration for cervical cancer?

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If you’ve had cervical cancer that came back, your doctor may suggest pelvic exenteration as a surgical option. He’ll remove your cervix, uterus, and surrounding organs and tissues. He’ll also remove nearby lymph nodes. And, depending on where the cancer has spread, he may take out your bladder, vagina, rectum, and part of your colon.

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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