Treatment options for Cervical Cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and clinical trials.
Surgery: is often the main treatment for women with early-stage cancer of the cervix. Depending on the extent of the cancer, surgical options may include: conization, total hysterectomy, radical hysterectomy, modified radical hysterectomy, pelvic exenteration, cryosurgery, or laser surgery.
Radiation: is as effective as surgery for early-stage cancer and may be used as an alternative to or in combination with surgery. Radiotherapy is usually used to treat larger tumors in the cervix (tumors over 4cm).
Chemoradiation: radiotherapy is often given in combination with chemotherapy treatment for larger tumors, in order to increase the effectiveness of the radiation treatment.
Chemotherapy: is given to destroy cancer that remains after surgery (adjuvant therapy), to treat recurrent cervical cancer, and to treat cancer that has spread to more distant parts of the body, such as the liver, lungs or distant lymph nodes. Treatment may include the FDA approved drugs Avastin, Bevacizumab, Blenoxane, Cisplatin, Hycamtin, Platinol-AQ, or Topotecan.