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What happens during radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer?

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During this surgery, the surgeon removes your uterus and the tissues next to it. He’ll also remove about 1 inch of the vagina next to your cervix. He may also take out some of the lymph nodes from your pelvic area. These are pockets of immune system tissue that are about the size of a pea. He’ll leave your ovaries and fallopian tubes, unless it’s medically necessary to take them out, too.

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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