If cervical cancer is caught early, it can usually be treated successfully. A woman may still be able to have children even after the cancer is caught early enough. However, most treatments for cervical cancer make a woman unable to have children afterward. Depending on the stage of cancer treatments may include:
Cone biopsy to remove the cancer
Simple hysterectomy to remove the uterus and cervix
Hysterectomy and removal of pelvic lymph nodes with or without removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes
Radiation therapy, using high-dose X-rays or implants in the vaginal cavity to kill cancer cells
Regular pelvic examinations and pap tests can save a woman's life and prevent cervical cancer from developing. Women with any unusual symptoms should not hesitate to speak with their doctor.