Cervical Cancer Treatment
A second opinion about your cervical cancer diagnosis and your treatment plan may be helpful to some patients. While some insurance companies require a second opinion, other insurance companies may cover a second opinion if the patient or doctor requests it.
Although your doctor is the best person to describe the cervical cancer treatment choices and discuss the expected results, doctors and patients can work together to develop a treatment plan that fits the patient's needs.
Depending on the type and extent of cervical cancer that a patient has, patients may need:
(Click Cervical Cancer Treatment by Stage for more information.)
Side effects of cervical cancer treatment are common because treatment may damage healthy cells and tissues. Side effects may not be the same for each person, and they may even change from one treatment session to the next. Healthcare providers should explain the possible side effects before treatment begins.