- How is cancer of the cervix treated?
- Surgery for pre-cancers and cancers of the cervix
- Radiation therapy for cancer of the cervix
- Chemotherapy for cancer of the cervix
- Clinical trials for cancer of the cervix
- Complementary and alternative therapies for cancer of the cervix
- Cervical cancer and pregnancy
- Financial help and cervical cancer
Cervical cancer and pregnancy
A small number of cervical cancers are found in pregnant women. Most doctors think that if the cancer is very early, then it is safe to carry the pregnancy to term. Several weeks after the baby is born, treatment most likely a hysterectomy − is recommended.
If the cancer is at a later stage, then the woman and her doctor must decide whether to continue the pregnancy. If they decide to continue the pregnancy, the baby should be delivered by C-section as soon as it is able to survive outside the womb and then treatment started right away.
Last Medical Review: 04/24/2013
Last Revised: 01/31/2014