Although symptoms may suggest that cancer is present, the use of diagnostic imaging, biopsies and other tests can help confirm whether the cancer really exists.The following are tests that may be conducted in diagnosing cervical cancer:
Treatment options may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, other localized therapies or any combination of these treatments.
Surgery may consist the following options:
Radiation therapy consists of external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy or internal radiation therapy.
External beam is a treatment option that uses localized high energy radiation beams to eliminate cancer cells and keep them from growing.
Brachy therapy uses a radioactive substance, usually in the form of seeds which are placed directly into or near the cancer which helps to shrink the tumor.