Cervical Cancer: Treatment

The treatment for cervical cancer is complex and often requires a number of different treatment modalities including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The primary treatment of newly diagnosed cervical cancer is described below as well as adjuvant therapies. After initial treatment, women often require surveillance and we have developed specialized surveillance programs for women with gynecologic malignancies. If cervical cancer recurs there are now a number of different treatment options as well as therapies that are targeted to individual cancers (precision medicine).

If radiation treatment is recommended, a radiation oncologist will work with
our radiation oncology team to create a course of treatment. At Columbia
University treatment modalities available and most commonly used for this
cancer. Link to External Beam Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT).