Cervical Cancer Treatment

The outlook for women with cervical cancer has never been better. And our doctors and specialists are always looking for new ways to improve the treatment options for women with this disease.

Each year, approximately 200 women with cervical cancer, and 50 with invasive disease, come to us for care. And we strive to provide all of them with the best outcomes possible. For example, women with advanced and recurrent disease who come to us for surgery benefit from outcomes that are among the best in the world.

As an MSK patient, you’ll receive compassionate care from a multidisciplinary team with the expertise to personalize your care. We are frequently able to offer women of child-bearing age with early-stage cervical cancer a fertility-sparing surgical approach called radical trachelectomy, an approach developed at MSK.

Treatment for early-stage cervical cancer

Early-stage cervical cancer can often be treated with surgery. It’s possible you may not even need other forms of treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation. The key to treating early-stage cancers or precancers is to catch them early.

Treatment for advanced cervical cancer

Our doctors use an approach called sentinel lymph node mapping to measures your cancer’s potential to metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body. This information can help your treatment team determine the right plan of care for you.

For advanced cervical cancers that may spread or have begun to metastasize, your treatment team may use a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy in your plan of care. Our researchers are also working on better chemotherapy drugs for advanced cervical cancers through our program of clinical trials.