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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 is one of the main treatments for cervical cancer. Find out about radical hysterectomy and radical trachelectomy, and what to expect before and after your operation.


Read about chemoradiotherapy and its side effects.


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


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


Find out what happens if you’re diagnosed with cervical cancer when you’re pregnant.

Follow up

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

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research into cervical cancer, as well as clinical trials and information about how you can take part.

Last reviewed: 
02 Aug 2017

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