If caught early, cervical cancer can be cured. The choice of treatment will depend upon the following factors:
- Stage of cancer
- Pregnancy status and interest in preserving fertility
At Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, we offer a comprehensive cancer program that providea range of options for treating cervical cancer. Specialists at the Jordan Center for Gynecologic Cancers are dedicated to identifying cervical cancer, eliminating it and stopping it from coming back.
Our gynecologic oncologists are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have completed additional training required for treating cancer. This training includes all currently available forms of treatment, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and clinical trials. Our gynecologic oncologists will communicate regularly with other Penn specialists and members of your care team to provide comprehensive, integrated care.
Learn more about cervical cancer treatments at Penn Medicine:
Integrative medicine for cervical cancer
While conventional medicine plays a critical role in cancer treatment, integrative medicine and wellness programs can enhance your quality of life, minimize or reduce the side effects of cervical cancer and cancer treatment, and promote healing and recovery. Our integrative oncology services for cervical cancer can supplement traditional cancer treatments.
Our cancer specialists are knowledgeable and supportive of complementary cancer treatments. We can work with you and your family to integrate supportive programs into your overall care plan while ensuring your health and safety.
Joan Karnell Supportive Services at Pennsylvania Hospital offers an extensive variety of supportive care programs for patients and families, from diagnosis through survivorship. These programs are available at no cost to the patients treated at Pennsylvania Hospital, and some are open to patients treated elsewhere. These services include social-work counseling, nutrition counseling, psychological counseling and spiritual counseling.
The Cancer Appetite and Rehabilitation Clinic focuses on patients with loss of appetite and weight.
Palliative care for cervical cancer
Palliative care provides physical, emotional and spiritual care that can enhance your quality of life. It can be used to complement traditional cancer therapies or when curative therapies are no longer an option. Services include palliative chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as psychological counseling, art therapy and support groups for patients and families.
Penn home care and hospice services
Penn Medicine offers a full range of at-home health care services, including specialized therapies and medications, for patients with cancer and cancer-related conditions.
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