Cervical Cancer (cont.)
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What Forms of Surgery Treat Cervical Cancer?
Surgery removes cancerous tissue in or near the cervix.
Hysterectomy is surgical removal of the entire uterus, including the cervix; sometimes the ovaries and fallopian tubes also are removed. In addition, lymph nodes near the uterus may be removed to check for spread of the cancer.
Hysterectomy is major surgery.
Hysterectomy requires a considerable recovery period.
Once a woman has had her uterus removed, she will no longer have menstrual periods or be able to have children.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/30/2016
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