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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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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Depends: ...on the stage and other factors, my friend. Surgery is done if early, but sometimes radiation and/or chemo are used.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How is cervical cancer diagnosed and treated?

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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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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can cervical cancer be treated with radiation?

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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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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can cervical cancer be diagnosed and treated today and in the 90s?

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Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Not much has changed in terms of principles of treatment: a) early stage - surgery b) later stage - radiation + chemo or chemo diagnosis - pap smear. More efforts in educating women to get pap smears are in place now compared to the 90s as well as educating the role of hpv with cervical cancer now. This is a good review on cervical cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/cervical-cancer.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Once herpes is treated can it still lead to cervical cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Herpes?: Cervical cancer is related to hpv infections, not herpes infection.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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