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At Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we believe there’s always hope in the fight against cancer – no matter what. Our world-class radiation oncologists and cancer doctors work closely with patients to design personalized, effective cancer treatments that work with our patients’ lifestyles, and our powerful CyberKnife treatment offers a noninvasive option for treatment. We’re proud to treat almost all forms of cancer, including cervical cancer. To help you learn more, we’ve compiled this page of common questions and their answers.
Common Questions About Cervical Cancer
What is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is a term used to denote any cancerous growth in the cervix, which is the structure at the base of the uterus.
What causes cervical cancer?
Unlike most other forms of cancer, almost all cases of cervical cancer have one specific cause: human papillomavirus (HPV). Some rarer forms of cervical cancer may be caused by other factors like genetics, but most cases are directly caused by HPV.
What is HPV?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted viral infection. Anyone can get HPV, and many people are infected but do not show symptoms. In women, HPV is a leading cause of cervical cancer.
Should I get an HPV vaccine?
Generally, an HPV vaccination is recommended for everyone, including men and women. The HPV vaccination works best at a young age but may also be effective later in life. Talk to your doctor to find out if the HPV vaccination is right for you.
What is cervical dysplasia?
The cells in the cervix are often unstable, and for this reason they’re susceptible to cancer. Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition in which the cells of the cervix look abnormal, but are not yet cancerous. Precancerous conditions like cervical dysplasia should be monitored closely, and while they may not require treatment, you should talk with your doctor on how to manage any precancerous condition.
What are the treatment options for cervical cancer?
Every patient is different, and the specific treatment course that’s right for you depends entirely on the specifics of your case. Some of the most common options for cervical cancer treatment include:
- Targeted Therapy
- Radiation Therapy like CyberKnife
At our practice, we specialize in using CyberKnife radiation therapy to treat a wide range of conditions. Schedule a consultation with us to find out if noninvasive CyberKnife is right for treating cervical cancer in your case.
Contact Your Los Angeles Cancer Center
A cervical cancer diagnosis can be devastating no matter who you are – but we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our cancer center and find out how we can help you beat cervical cancer through world-class CyberKnife treatment. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you overcome cancer and reclaim a healthy, normal life!