cervical cancer treated
Most women's treatment will include a type of hysterectomy called a radical hysterectomy or Wertheim's hysterectomy. This type of operation is only carried out by specially trained gynaecologists.
If cervical cancer is diagnosed the treatment options will be discussed. The treatment will depend upon whether the cancer has spread to involve other tissues in the pelvis or if it only involves the cervix.
Radiotherapy may also form part of the treatment and is aimed at destroying tumour cells that the gynaecologist cannot see.
The cure rate for cervical cancer depends upon whether or not it has spread beyond the cervix.