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The type of surgery recommended depends on the stage and extent of cervical cancer:
Removing the entire uterus and the cervix with the body tissues around it
This surgery is called a radical hysterectomy. This makes sure the cancer does not spread beyond the uterus and the cervix.
Removing the cervix with the body tissues around it, preserving the uterus and ovaries
This surgery is called a radical trachelectomy. This procedure can preserve fertility in women who are still interested in the potential to have children later.