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Surgery is a common treatment for cervical cancer. It can range from removing a small section of the cervix to a bigger operation that removes the uterus, the tissues beside the uterus, and other parts of the reproductive tract.
Your doctor will recommend what kind of surgery is an option for you based on your diagnosis, the stage of cancer, and your preferences.
The goals of surgery are to remove the cancer, reduce the risk that it returns, preserve healthy body tissue, and support your quality of life.
Surgery can be an effective treatment for cervical cancer limited to a small section of the cervix to cancer that has grown into nearby reproductive organs.
Surgery is most likely to achieve a cure when the cancer is in early stages. In advanced stages, surgery can delay the spread of cancer and support a woman’s quality of life.