• Are there other options than a hysterectomy for cervical cancer?

    Asked by hogfan03 on Saturday, February 9, 2013

    Are there other options than a hysterectomy for cervical cancer?

    I went to my first oncologist visit on Thursday and he told me the type of cervical cancer I have is villoglandular adenocarcenoma and the only option I have is to have a radical hyterectomy to make sure I will be cured. I asked about the cone biopsy since I still want to have the option to have kids but he said since it is glandular that it is too risky because it is glandular. Has anyone else had this particular kind of cancer (doc said only 1-2% of those diagnosed with cervical cancer have this particular kind) and is this really the only option. I am really happy to know that I can be cancer free but also sad that I will not be able to have children on my own.

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    • carm's Avatar

      Horfan03, Hello I am an oncology nurse who specializes in gyne cancers and to answer your question in a word, No. There are the options of chemo and radiotherapy. Surgery is the conservative method. AVG or adenocarcinoma of the villoglandular type is indeed rare, that is correct. Normally the cells are well differentiated and prognosis is very good. If you are considering children then you need to find a second opinion with an onc who can meet your needs and help you achieve your goal. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

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