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Cervical Cancer (cont.)

Cervical Cancer Treatment

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Treatment of cervical cancer is directed at preventing precancerous cells from becoming cancerous cells.

  • This is usually a step-by-step process, involving the removal of cells or tissue to diagnose cancer and to find out how far it has invaded.
  • If the deepest cells removed by biopsy were normal, no further treatment may be needed.
  • If the deepest cells removed by biopsy were cancerous or precancerous, this means the cancer has invaded farther than the biopsy. In these cases, treatment generally starts with removal of additional tissues. As these tissues are removed, they are checked for dysplastic change to be sure all the precancerous or cancerous cells have been removed from the body or are otherwise destroyed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/28/2013

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