Cervical Cancer Treatment Options

by | Jan 19, 2022 | Cancer, Consulting Group, Medical Devices, Regulatory, Standardization, Standards, Women's Health


Cervical cancer poses many risks to women and without regular checkups it can be hard to detect. Preventative measures, such as getting the HPV Vaccine, can be taken in order to reduce the risk of cervical cancer occurring. As with many cancers, the treatment options for cervical cancer have expanded greatly over the past few years, with more and more options available every day.

For cervical cancer there are 5 commonly used methods of treatment[1]:

  • Radiation Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Targeted therapy

Though those 5 treatment options are the most common, even among other types of cancer, other options are also available. Clinical trials are constantly being performed for those new options and it may be worth it to discuss clinical trials with your doctor. New drugs, surgeries, therapies, and more are in development and many trials of these new options have shown promising results.

The type of appropriate treatment also depends on the stage cancer has reached. For the early stages, a simple conization procedure may be all that is needed. The procedure uses one of a few different methods to remove a cone-shaped piece of tissue from the cervix. The procedure is considered minimally invasive, and patients are often able to go home after a few hours of monitoring.[2]

Unfortunately, more advanced stages of cervical cancer require more intense treatment. Everything from a radical trachelectomy, which removes the cervix but leaves the uterus intact, to a radical hysterectomy, which removes the cervix and the uterus, may be considered.1 In many cases, the procedures are performed along with radiation or chemotherapy to attempt to completely eradicate the cancer.

If your company is working on a new treatment for cervical cancer EMMA International can help. From creating a regulation-compliant Quality Management System to registering your product with the proper regulatory body, EMMA International can help with it all. EMMA International provides Full Circle Consulting services, give us a call at 248-987-4497 or email us at info@emmainternational.com to get in touch with our team of experts today.

[1] National Cancer Institute (January 2022) Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ) – Patient Version, Retrieved 01/16/2022 from https://www.cancer.gov/types/cervical/patient/cervical-treatment-pdq

[2] University of Colorado – Gynecology Oncology (2021) Conization and LEEP Treatments, Retrieved 01/16/2022 from https://cancer.coloradowomenshealth.com/cancer-treatments/surgery/conization-leep/index.html#:~:text=Conization%20is%20a%20surgery%20that,tissue%20remains%20in%20the%20cervix.

Gabe Kadoo

Gabe Kadoo

Mr. Kadoo is a Quality Engineer at EMMA International. He has experience in statistical analysis, performance improvement, quality assurance, and value stream mapping in the clinical setting. Mr. Kadoo also has experience as a clinical researcher and medical technologist. Mr. Kadoo holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. He is also a Six Sigma Green Belt.

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