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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can cervical cancer be treated with radiation?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Yes: Radiation is one of the tools we have to combat cervical cancer.
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: Depending on the age of the patient and stage radiation has a major role in curing cervix cancer. After evaluation the choice is between surgery and radiation. Some stages will also need chemotherapy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens after radiation for cervical cancer? Is it cured?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Most are cured: Radiation therapy is highly effective inn early cancer of the cervix. You should find out what stage of Cancer it is, that would give you a better idea about the chances for cure
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you still have kids if you get radiation for cervical cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Consult OB doctor: Your ob/gyn doctor will be the best source of information for you, as he or she will have all the information about the extent of the cancer and the treatment received. Without more information, it's not possible to say to what degree fertility might be affected, or whether vaginal delivery would be possible.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How is cervical cancer typically treated?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Treatment depends on the stage of the cervical cancer. In general, for earlier stages surgery is often performed as the primary treatment and for more advanced cases radiation and chemotherapy are used together. The radiation typically includes external beam radiation as well as brachytherapy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How is cervical cancer diagnosed and treated?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Biopsy of cervix: Cervical cancer usually is, diagnosed by gynecologist, or a physician, who is comfortable doing a gynecologic examination. Abnormality seen in the pap smear or finding lesion on clinical examination during a pelvic exam may prompt biopsy. It is treated by surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments, depending on stage and extent of disease involvement.
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Last updated Feb 2, 2012

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