Treatment

Cervical cancer may be treated with surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Depending on your situation, your treatment team mayrecommend using a combination of treatments to treat your cancer.

Your specific treatment plan will depend on several factors, including:

  • The stage of your cancer
  • The size and location of your cancer
  • Your age and general health

All treatments for cervical cancer have side effects. Most side effects can be managed or minimized. Some treatments may affect your sexual function or your ability to have children.

Before beginning treatment, it is important to learn about the possible side effects and talk with your treatment team members about your feelings or concerns. They can prepare you for what to expect and tell you which side effects should be reported to them immediately. They can also help you find ways to manage the side effects that you experience.

Spotlight

2015 National Race to End Women’s Cancer registration is now OPEN! Register early to reserve your team name. See you Nov. 8!

Awareness

Radiation side effects can cause their own symptoms and suffering. Cervical cancer survivor @tranetteiswrite reports on the issue in her new piece.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014-2015 Research Grant and Prizes. View the PDF.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course is May 8 in Orlando, FL. For more information, click here.