Overview of Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer occurs when cells in the cervix start to grow abnormally. There are several types of cervical cancer, but the most common forms are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
Cervical Cancer Treatment
Cervical cancer and symptoms can be treated and controlled. The treatment for cervical cancer depends on the stage the cancer is in when it is diagnosed. We use the expertise of our gynecologic oncologists on the medical staff as well as technical information, including CT scans and PET scans, to assist us in the staging of your cancer.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of cervical cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
- Laser therapy
- Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
- Radical trachelectomy
- Radical abdominal hysterectomy
- Radiation Therapy
- Hormone Therapy
- Immunotherapy/Biological Therapy
- Pain Management
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for Cervical Cancer Care
The Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas has a team of experts committed to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection, treatment and pursuit of a cure for patients with breast and gynecologic cancers.
Gynecological Cancer Programat Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth's Andrews Women's Hospital provides a gynecological cancer nurse navigator who compassionately guides each woman through her cancer journey.
Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for the treatment of gynecologic cancers, including cervical cancer.