Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina. Learn more about cervical cancer.
Early Stage Cervical Cancer Treatment
If you have early stage cervical cancer, our team of gynecologic oncologists will probably recommend surgery to remove the cervix, uterus, lymph nodes and other tissues to remove the cancer. This surgery is proven as the most effective approach for treating early stage cervical cancer.
Advanced Cervical Cancer Treatment
If you have advanced cervical cancer, our doctors will recommend a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. However, if your disease is recurrent and metastatic, which means it came back and spread beyond the cervix, we offer protocols of systemic chemotherapy. Systemic chemotherapy is offered through an IV at regular intervals to stop cancer growth in your body. Your gynecologic oncologist will design and administer your chemotherapy treatments.
Our expert medical care is complimented by our Patient and Family Support Services program. We provide a supportive and healing environment at Wake Forest Baptist, where each patient’s care and comfort while managing cancer is our primary goal.
Clinical Trials for Cervical Cancer
By far, one of the most important advantages to seeking treatment at an academic medical center is our access to the latest clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other major cancer research institutions. We offer cervical cancer clinical trials for patients with recurrent and metastatic disease. Our doctors and staff will walk you through the process of joining a clinical trial and will explain everything you need to know. Learn more about clinical trials at Wake Forest Baptist.