Cervical Cancer Treatment
Cervical or Cervix cancer is a cancerous cell growth in the cervix of a woman. Cervix is a narrow part at the lower side of the uterus and at the top of the vagina. The cervix is vital as it allows the development of birth canal that connects the lower uterus and the upper vagina and aids the fetus growth. Cancer of the cervix is a gradually growing cancer and years are required for the cells over the cervix region to grow abnormally and cause danger to the life or fertility.
This cancer is closely related to women's reproductive organs and may hamper the fertility or reproduction ability of a woman. Hence, cervical cancer treatment at the earliest is vital to save the life and the reproduction ability of the patient. The treatment options may involve surgery to remove a part or complete cervix, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. One or more treatment options may be combined together to address the problem in an effective manner.
Treatment and Management of the Cervical Cancer:
The cancer of the cervix is divided into multiple stages depending upon the level it has spread. Once the diagnosis has been done and it is confirmed that a patient has cervical cancer, then additional tests are done to detect the stage of the cancerous cell development. The treatment options are dependent upon the stage of the cancer. There are two main stages, non-invasive cancer and invasive cancer. Non invasive cancer is characterized as the malignancy growth at the outer layer of the cervix tissues, whereas, an invasive cancerous development is the abnormal cancerous cell growth in the deeper tissues of the cervix.
Following are the treatments available for the disease that offer the promising results and minimal loss possible:
Treatment for Non-Invasive Cervical Cancer:
For women, who are diagnosed with cervical cancer following a Pap test, at an early stage, following treatment options may be helpful to provide promising results and also no follow-ups may be required in certain cases.
In case, the early symptoms of the disease go unnoticed, then the disease advances to further level and the cancerous cell growth occurs in the deeper layers of the cervix or even reaches till the uterus or the bladder. To address the invasive cancer of the cervix, extensive treatment options will be required. Also, these treatments will depend upon the adaptability of the patient to the treatment, health conditions, and medical history. Following are some of the popular invasive treatments for cervical cancer:
Cancer of the cervix may be one of the devastating diseases if it is not diagnosed at an early stage. The symptoms may be silent or unnoticeable during the early stages of cervical cancer, hence, prompt examinations and accurate diagnosis is important to plan the treatment of the disease. Cervical cancer treatment is dependent upon various factors such as the health of the patient, recurrence of cervical cancer, growth of the cancerous cells and medical history of the patient. For the early stage of cancer, non-invasive treatments are suitable with less complications and follow ups. For advanced cancer of the cervix, invasive treatment techniques such as Hysterectomy, radiation therapy and surgery is vital.