Cervical cancer is cancer in the cervix, the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb). Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cases of cervical cancer.
When exposed to HPV, a woman's immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small group of women, however, the virus survives for years before it eventually converts some cells on the surface of the cervix into cancer cells. Half of cervical cancer cases occur in women between ages 35 and 55.
The Medical City’s ECO Clinic Offers:
(1) Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap Test and HPV DNA Test;
(2) Diagnosis: Colposcopy, examination of the cervix;
(3) Limited, Non-invasive Cancer Treament: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP), Cryosurgery, Hysterectomy;
(4) Invasive Cancer Treatment: Radical Hysterectomy, External Beam Radiation, Brachytherapy, and Chemotherapy