How Bad Is Cervical Cancer?

Q:

My mom was diagnosed with stage 2a cervical cancer. There are two tumors in her cervix. One of them is estimated 10cm and the other is a little smaller. How bad is it?

A:

If “bad” indicates “life-threatening”, then it can be in later stages or left untreated. When the cancer is detected early while the treatment is considered as minor surgery, there may be cervical complications in pregnancy later. The more serious the problem is, the more extensive the surgery would be.

In a complex case, an extensive surgery including a hysterectomy and treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be necessary. Most of the time, having it treated as early as possible is the wisest option to make.

Generally, stage 2A cervical cancer has a 5-year survival rate of 50%. How well the patient does will depend on how well she responds to the treatment she is undergoing.

 

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