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Treatment for cervical cancer

Your treatment depends on where in the cervix your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health. 

You usually have surgery or a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy (chemoradiotherapy).

Treatment decisions

Find out how your doctor decides which treatment you need, and about the types of treatment you might have.

Surgery

Surgery is one of the main treatments for cervical cancer.

Chemoradiotherapy

Read about chemoradiotherapy and its side effects.

Radiotherapy

Find out about your radiotherapy planning session and how you have treatment, and about the possible side effects. 

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. Find out when and how you might have chemotherapy for cervical cancer.

Pregnancy

Find out about pregnancy after cervical cancer treatment, and what happens if you’re diagnosed with cervical cancer when you are pregnant.

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for cervical cancer.

Last reviewed: 
02 Aug 2017

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