Cervical cancer can be treated in several ways. It depends on the kind of cervical cancer and how far it has spread.
There are four types of treatments for cervical cancer, including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy.
The treatment of cervical cancer depends on several factors, including the size of the tumour, the type, and stage of cancer, possible side effects, the patient’s preferences of health. The early stages of cervical cancer are less complex and can be treated through either surgery or a combination of radiation therapy and low-dose weekly chemotherapy.
Talk to your doctor about treatment options suitable for you. Your doctor can explain the risks and benefits of each treatment and its side effects.
Removal of the tumour and surrounding tissue during an operation
Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. It may supplement chemotherapy
|Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer drugs that are injected into a vein or given by mouth
|Cancer spreads beyond the true pelvis or into the mucosa of the bladder or rectum. Targeted therapy is a treatment that targets cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival. This type of treatment blocks the growth and spread of cancer cells and limits damage to healthy cells