cervical ovarian cancer treatment

For many women, understanding the symptoms and treatments for ovarian and cervical cancers may seem difficult. As with any cancer, early detection is essential in improving outcomes.

Thankfully, there are tests which can detect cervical cancer early, and there are symptoms of ovarian cancers which you can look out for early on. Understandably, no two cancers are the same and only your doctor and you can create a treatment plan unique to you.

Learn more about breakthrough gynecologic cancer treatments.

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Cervical Cancer Treatment Options

Your care team may include a:

  • Gynecologist: a doctor who specializes in treatment of disease affecting the female reproductive system
  • Radiation oncologist: a doctor who uses radiation to treat your cancer
  • Medical oncologist: a doctor who uses chemotherapy and other drugs to treat your cancer
  • Gynecological oncologist: a doctor who specializes in treatment of cancers affecting the female reproductive system

After your doctor establishes the stage and depth (how far it has grown) of the cervical cancer, your team will recommend treatment options. When planning your treatment, your care team will take many factors into consideration, such as of the cancer stage, your age, your preference to have children, and general health.

You may need one or more type of treatment options. Common treatment types of cervical cancer can include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Surgery

Ovarian Cancer Treatment Options

Much like cervical cancer treatment, your options will be influenced by the stage of ovarian cancer, your general health, and other factors like if you would like to have kids in the future. These treatments may include:

  • Targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy

Consider your treatment options and consult your doctor for their opinion on treatments.

Developing cancer while pregnant is rare. Curious about treatment options while pregnant? Find out what to expect.

For more information on ovarian and cervical cancers screening and treatment options, visit the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center website.

About UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

When you are facing cancer, you need the best care possible. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provides world-class cancer care, from diagnosis to treatment, to help you in your cancer battle. We are the only comprehensive cancer center in our region, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. We have more than 70 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York, with more than 200 oncologists – making it easier for you to find world-class care close to home. Our internationally renowned research team is striving to find new advances in prevention, detection, and treatment. Most of all, we are here for you. Our patient-first approach aims to provide you and your loved ones the care and support you need. To find a provider near you, visit our website.