Cervix Cancer Surgery
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of most of the deaths due to cancer in the United States. It is next to breast cancer in the row to cause maximum deaths in women suffering from this disease. The malignant cancer may be restricted till the outer layer surface of the cervix or go deeper to affect other organs such as vagina, uterus and bladder.
There is no oral or liquid medicine for the disease. However, therapies, operations and radiation treatments are various options available for the management of cervical cancer. However, surgery is not the first choice and moreover, it depends on the development and scattered growth of the cancer. If it is in a restricted region i.e. in the cervix and uterus, surgery may be considered for promising results.
Also, surgical treatment may involve an invasive surgery or a non-invasive surgery. In the early stages, non-invasive surgeries remove the tumor growth while making every effort to curb the instance of recurrence of cervical cancer.
Factors to Consider Before Cervical Cancer Surgery:
There are various types of surgeries and also a few other techniques to treat cervical cancer. Although, surgery is the preferred option in case of an initial stage of cancer, where the tumor or malignancy has not spread beyond the outer layer of the cervix or has not affected much of the cervix and any other organ than a slight part of the uterus. The surgery may be invasive to remove the complete uterus and hamper the reproduction capability of the body. Hence, the area affected, the invasion of the tumor, the wish to conceive in future and age, contribute towards the decision of surgery. The other options for treatment may involve radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
Surgeries to Treat Cervical Cancer:
A simple hysterectomy surgery removes complete uterus and the cervix. However, after this surgery a woman cannot have children. If the incision is done through vagina to remove uterus and cervix, then the surgery is termed as vaginal hysterectomy and if the incision is made in the abdomen, then it is termed as abdominal hysterectomy.
However, in any of these types, any of the lymph nodes are not removed and also the vagina is kept intact.
Various types of surgeries are available which may be selected after considering the factors such as age, cancerous development and personal health. The surgeries provide promising results and have a significant success rate.