Cervical Cancer

M Health Fairview Cancer Care is one of the largest gynecologic cancer programs in the Midwest.
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The cervix is the lower part of your uterus leading to the vagina. Cervical cancer, thought to be caused by the human papilloma virus, often can be found early through Pap tests, making it one of the most treatable forms of gynecologic cancers.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview Cancer Care is one of the largest gynecologic cancer programs in the Midwest. Our nationally recognized team of gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, advanced practice providers and support staff work as a team to provide patients with leading-edge care, using the latest and most advanced treatment approaches.

Personal support
A diagnosis of cervical cancer can impact many areas of a patient’s life. We provide opportunities for patients to gain emotional and personal support as they navigate through cancer treatment. We provide educational seminars hosted by our staff, access to support groups and peer-to-peer support.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Counseling

With M Health Fairview Counseling, you will find therapists with broad expertise who know the importance of listening carefully to you. We're highly skilled in diagnostic assessment, individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy for all ages.
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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a treatment option for adults or children with cancer using drugs that kill cancer cells. Often simply called “chemo,” chemotherapy is a combination of medications designed to destroy cancer cells, cause remission of your cancer or actually cure the cancer.
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Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to shrink tumors, kill cancer cells, and treat other non-cancerous conditions. Several types of radiation therapy is often used to limit radiation exposure as much as possible while still delivering the optimal outcomes for patients.
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Brachytherapy

With internal radiation, or brachytherapy, radiation comes from radioactive material placed in seeds, needles or thin plastic tubes that are temporarily or permanently placed inside the patient, within or near the cancerous tissue.
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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is an emerging form of cancer treatment with great promise and limited toxicity. Its goal is to harness the power of the patient’s immune system and use it to fight cancer. Sometimes called biological therapy, it's changing the way we think about cancer treatment.
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Social Work Services for Cancer Patients

M Health Fairview offers Social Work Services for Cancer Patients, and we're committed to providing you with personalized, breakthrough care.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)