What are the recommendations for treating women with cervical cancer?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Specific recommendations for treating women with cervical cancer include the following [109] :

  • Radical trachelectomy should be restricted to stage IA2 to IB cervical cancer with diameter < 2 cm and invasion < 10 mm

  • Both embryo and oocyte cryopreservation should be offered as established fertility preservation methods

  • Offer cryopreservation of unfertilized oocytes as an option for patients who do not have a male partner, do not wish to use donor sperm, or have religious or ethical objections to embryo freezing

  • Ovarian transposition (oophoropexy) is an option when pelvic radiation therapy is performed; however, because of radiation scatter, ovaries are not always protected, and patients should be aware that this technique is not always successful


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