It possible to survive cervical cancer without having a hysterectomy?

Yes. Cervical cancer is treated in different ways depending in the stage in which it is diagnosed. Early stage cervical cancer is treated with a hysterectomy. Later stage cervical cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival rates depends on the type of tumor and the stage when treatment starts.
Yes. Stage ib2 cervical cancer and more advance stages are usually not treated with hysterectomy because it does not provide any better survival then combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Depending of the stage if cervical cancer it can be cured with chemo radiation.

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Can you survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

In rare early stages. In very early stage cervical cancer in patients who are seeking preserve fertility a gyn oncologist will remove only the cervix (trachelectomy). In later stages of cervical cancer a hysterectomy is not done and the cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Survival is possible in both cases. Read more...
Yes if it is early. If cervical cancer is at its earliest stage, 1a, then it is possible to only do a conization to remove the abnormal cells. If it has progressed beyond this a hysterectomy is needed. Read more...

Do people sometimes survive cervical cancer without a hysterectomy?

Yes. An early cervical caner can be treated (and cured) with a cone biopsy or leep procedure and do not require hysterectomy. Many relatively advanced cervical cancers are treated with radiation therapy instead of hysterectomy - with reasonable success rates. Some cervical cancers are best treated by hysterectomy. Read more...

How do I know if hysterectomy is right for my cervical cancer?

Maybe. Assuming that you have "non-invasive cervical cancer" and if you are done having children, hysterectomy is fine. If not, there are other options available to preserve your potential fertility. Your general gynecologist should be able to direct this care for you unless you have "invasive cervical cancer", in which case you should consult with a gyn oncologist. Read more...
One of the issues is. Desire for fertility, XRT eliminates that, and the stage limits surgery to stages i&ii. Your age (36) is borderline. Survival and control locally may be quite similar. Your team should include a gynecological oncologist and a radiation oncologits. Read more...

Am I considered a survivor if I had cervical cancer but I had a hysterectomy to remove it 7 months ago?

Yes! The answer is "yes" assuming a few other details. (1) If your cancer was limited to the cervix and had not spread outside the uterus or to lymph nodes, and (2) the hysterectomy was done right away after diagnosis and was the initial treatment, then your chances of cure are very high and I would call you a SURVIVOR! Good luck! Read more...

I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago and removed everything because I had beginnings of cervical cancer. Is it still necessary to grt chrcked by thr gynochologist?

Yes! Because your hysterectomy was done for pre-cancerous changes on your cervix, it is very important for you to still get pap smears of the vagina. The issue(s) that caused the pre-cancer of your cervix can also cause similar changes in the vagina. So, please go to your gyn for follow-up. Good luck! Read more...
Yes. If you have a cancer indication for your hysterectomy, you should still be checked at least annually. The concern is that if something was missed during the surgery, you could potentially harbor an occult cancer that could then be discovered at a susbsequent exam. Read more...

How is cervical cancer treated? What are the common treatments for cervical cancer? Will I have to get a hysterectomy?

Treatment . Treatment options depend on the stage of the cancer, the size of the tumor, the patient's desire to have children and her age. Not every patient is treated with a hysterectomy. Very early disease can be treated with several other options. Laser surgery is a surgical procedure that uses the cutting power of a laser beam to make bloodless cuts to remove a tumor. Conization is surgery done to remove a cone-shaped piece of tissue from the cervix and cervical canal. Cryosurgery is a procedure in which tissue is frozen by liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide to destroy abnormal cells. Hysterectomy is used for the woman who does not want to have children or who has more advanced disease. During this surgery, the uterus and cervix are removed, and sometimes the tubes and ovaries are also removed. Radiation and/or chemotherapy are also used for patients who cannot undergo surgery, or who have advanced disease. Because there can be numerous treatment options depending on the clinical situation, the doctor and patient should make the decision together to come up with the best outcome for that patient. Read more...
Depends on Stage. It depends on stage. Generally early stage is treated with surgery (radical hysterectomy) +/- chemotherapy and radiation therapy. More advanced stages are generally treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy without surgery. Read more...