Is there a cure for cervical cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If cervical cancer is caught in an early stage, a hysterectomy can cure the cancer by removal of the uterus and cervix. Pap tests provide the best chance of finding cervical cancer early, nearly 90 percent of the time. Clinical trials are in effect looking for new cures all the time.

There are very effective treatments that can cure the earliest stage of cervical cancer (stage 0). Stages 1 through 4 can be treated with combinations of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The effectiveness of these treatments varies depending on the precise type of cancer cells, as well as the stage. Stage 4B is generally not curable.

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