Treatment for cervical cancer
The most common treatment for cervical cancer is surgery and/or a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy (chemoradiation). When cervical cancer has spread beyond the cervix, targeted therapy may also be used.
Your medical team will recommend treatment based on the results of your tests; the location of the cancer and whether it has spread; your age and general health; and whether you would like to have children in the future.
Learn more about these treatments for cervical cancer:
- Making treatment decisions
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy
- Palliative treatment
|If becoming a parent is important to you, talk to your doctor before starting treatment and ask for a referral to a fertility specialist. For more on this, see Fertility issues.|
Listen to our podcasts on New Cancer Treatments – Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy and Making Treatment Decisions
A/Prof Penny Blomfield, Gynaecological Oncologist, Hobart Women’s Specialists, and Chair, Australian Society of Gynaecological Oncologists, TAS; Karina Campbell, Consumer; Carmen Heathcote, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council Queensland; Dr Pearly Khaw, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC; A/Prof Jim Nicklin, Director, Gynaecological Oncology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor Gynaecologic Oncology, The University of Queensland; Prof Martin K Oehler, Director, Gynaecological Oncology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA; Dr Megan Smith, Program Manager – Cervix, Cancer Council NSW; Pauline Tanner, Cancer Nurse Coordinator – Gynaecology, WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network, WA; Tamara Wraith, Senior Clinician, Physiotherapy Department, The Royal Women’s Hospital, VIC. We also thank the health professionals, consumers and editorial teams who have worked on previous editions of this title.
View the Cancer Council NSW editorial policy.
The information on this page is also available for download.