Once the cervical cancer is diagnosed and the degree of severity of the cancer is established, the doctor will establish the best treatment. As long as the severity of the disease allows it, the specialist will take into account the woman's reproductive desire in the future to assess the therapeutic option.
Conization of the cervix, that is, the removal of the affected area of the uterus, is indicated when the cancer is located in one spot and has not spread. In other cases, it is necessary to resort to total removal of the uterus, including the cervix. This is known as hysterectomy.
In addition, chemotherapy and radiation treatments also help cure cervical cancer. However, these therapeutic strategies also affect a woman's fertility.