Cervical cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the cervix. At City of Hope, our multidisciplinary team pursues an integrated approach to treating cervical cancer by combining the latest research findings with outstanding patient care.
Cervical cancer is a disease in which the cells of the cervix, the lower part of a woman's uterus, become abnormal and grow uncontrollably.
Most cases of cervical cancer are found in women younger than 50 years old. Cervical cancer is rare in women younger than 20.
Our patients have access to cervical cancer clinical trials, including new chemotherapy, targeted and hormone therapies, surgical techniques, radiation approaches and prevention strategies. These trials give current patients access to promising cervical cancer treatments and improve overall care for future patients worldwide.
When you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of support services to help you and your loved ones take each step during and after your cervical cancer treatment.
Minimally invasive and robotic surgery, which uses smaller incisions than a traditional open procedure, resulting in less blood loss, reduced pain, shorter recovery time and quicker return to normal activities
Advanced radiation therapy delivery that is more focused on cancerous cells with less exposure to surrounding normal tissues
Fertility-preserving therapy options for young women who want to preserve their fertility after cancer treatment
Individually customized chemotherapy regimens, including novel drugs and drug combinations in our clinical trials program
Your care continues long after treatment completion, and we are committed to helping you and your loved ones manage your recovery. This includes our survivorship program, which has resources to improve the quality of life for our gynecologic cancer survivors.
City of Hope is one of the few facilities designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.
Maria de Leon, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in City of Hope's Division of Gynecologic Oncology, specializing in diagnosis and treatment of cervical, endometrial/uterine and ovarian cancers.
Amy Hakim, M.D., is a surgical oncologist dedicated to treating gynecological cancers. In addition to providing gynecological surgery options to treat cancer, Dr. Hakim is also studying the connection these cancers’ connection to then human papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine.