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Cervical Cancer Treatment by Stage

There are six stages of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer treatment by stage will vary depending on the type of cervical cancer that the patient has. Factors that may influence cervical cancer treatment include: the stage of the cancer, the size of the tumor, the patient's desire to have children, and the patient's age.

An Introduction to Cervical Cancer Treatment by Stage

Different types of cervical cancer treatment are available. The type that is chosen will depend on the type of cervical cancer a person has. Some factors that may influence the cervical cancer treatment options include:
  • The stage of the cancer
  • The size of the tumor
  • The patient's desire to have children
  • The patient's age.
In general, cervical cancer treatment options can include:
Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy can each be used as individual treatment or they can be used together as combination treatment.
  • Stage 0 (carcinoma in situ)
  • Stage I
  • Stage II
  • Stage III
  • Stage IV
  • Recurrent.
Stage 0 Cervical Cancer (Carcinoma in Situ) Treatment
Treatment of stage 0 cervical cancer may include:
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
  • Laser surgery
  • Conization
  • Cryosurgery
  • Total hysterectomy (for women who cannot or do not want to have children)
  • Internal radiation therapy (for women who cannot have surgery).
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