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Management of early-stage cervical cancer

J Michael Straughn, Jr, MD
Catheryn Yashar, MD
Section Editors
Barbara Goff, MD
Arno J Mundt, MD
Don S Dizon, MD, FACP
Deputy Editors
Sadhna R Vora, MD
Sandy J Falk, MD, FACOG


Women with cervical cancer limited to the uterus have early-stage disease. Treatment options for these women include definitive surgery (modified radical hysterectomy), fertility-sparing surgery, or primary radiation therapy (RT; with or without chemotherapy). The choice of therapy depends on tumor- and patient-defined factors.

The approach to women with early-stage cervical cancers is reviewed here. Treatment of more advanced disease and specific issues regarding the management of cervical adenocarcinomas and small cell cancers are reviewed elsewhere.

(See "Management of locally advanced cervical cancer".)

(See "Invasive cervical cancer: Epidemiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis".)

(See "Invasive cervical cancer: Staging and evaluation of lymph nodes".)


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