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What is conization for cervical cancer?

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Your doctor may try conization before he recommends chemotherapy or radiation to treat cervical cancer. Your doctor uses a surgical or laser knife to remove a cone-shaped piece of tissue from your cervix. He may also use a thin wire heated by electricity. He’ll look at your tissue sample under a microscope. If the edges of the cone have cancer cells, some of the cancer may have been left behind. Your doctor may then recommend chemo or radiation.

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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