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What are the chances of a secondary cancer after having cervical cancer?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Cervical cancer

The chances of a second cancer are low after invasive cervical cancer.
If you had radiation treatment, you are at increased risk of developing a uterine sarcoma. Any women with cervical cancer is at risk for development of other hpv related cancers: throat, vagina, vulva, anus. However, overall risk is < 1 in 10.

In brief: Cervical cancer

The chances of a second cancer are low after invasive cervical cancer.
If you had radiation treatment, you are at increased risk of developing a uterine sarcoma. Any women with cervical cancer is at risk for development of other hpv related cancers: throat, vagina, vulva, anus. However, overall risk is < 1 in 10.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 1.3 x higher risk

In most cases, when referring to a cancer as a "secondary cancer" we are implying that the treatment itself may have led to a new cancer. When cervical cancers are treated with radiation and chemotherapy, the risk of a secondary cancer is estimated to be approximately 1.
3x higher than in women not treated previously for cervical cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17971527.

In brief: 1.3 x higher risk

In most cases, when referring to a cancer as a "secondary cancer" we are implying that the treatment itself may have led to a new cancer. When cervical cancers are treated with radiation and chemotherapy, the risk of a secondary cancer is estimated to be approximately 1.
3x higher than in women not treated previously for cervical cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17971527.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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