How is cervical cancer treated?
Some women with early-stage cervical cancer are treated with a radical trachelectomy or a simple hysterectomy, and nothing else. A radical trachelectomy, also known as a cervicectomy, involves removing the cervix and the lower part of the uterus, but preserving enough of the uterus that the patient may still be able to conceive and carry a child (and then deliver in via C-cection). Lymph nodes in the pelvis are also removed in order to help determine whether the cancer has spread. Radical trachelectomy is a smaller operation than hysterectomy. A simple hysterectomy is the most common. It is generally recommended when the woman is not as interested in preserving her fertility and/or is older. A hysterectomy removes the cervix and the full uterus. A radical hysterectomy -- which als removes part of the vagina and some lymph nodes -- is necessary when the cancer is more advanced. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may also be used to kill cancer cells. In June 2006 the FDA also approved a drug treatment called Hycamtin for late-stage cervical cancer.
Your mom's sister having cervical cancer has no relevance to you getting cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted virus called HPV. This is a very common virus (infecting roughly 40% of women under 30) and can be treated and prevented from becoming cervical cancer if regular pap exams are performed.
well it stops cancer in the cervical area near the vagina , you can only get it if your sexually active but if you do get cervical cancer then the jab will stop it spreading into the rest of the body . you catch cervical cancer from another person you are sexually active with who has got a kind of cancer . for more info go to your local chemists and get/ask for a leaflet…
The same as any other cancer- the cells take over the body's energy stores and eventually 'starve out' the rest of the body. The important thing about cervical cancer is that it can be detected very early, and treated (almost always) completely very easily and for a low cost. In other words- get your pap smears like recommended.