Cervical Cancer and Cervical Dysplasia Treatment

Cervical Dysplasia Treatment:

If you have been diagnosed with dysplasia, then you will need to discuss your treatment options with your doctor. Many treatments will often focus on the removal of abnormal cells which prevent them from turning into cancer.

Common Treatments:

Cryotherapy: the cells are frozen with liquid nitrogen

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure or LEEP: This will use a thin wire look that is electrified to cut the cells out.

Biopsy: Cells are cut off of the area during a surgery.

Laser Therapy: This uses intense light to destroy the cells.

There are some forms of dysplasia that are mild. In these cases, a doctor may monitor you and then consistently screen you for abnormal cells.

Cervical dysplasia is common for women who have HIV, who have low CD4 cell counts, or have advanced HIV. This is often difficult and serious to treat in those who have HIV.

Treatment of Cervical Cancer:

It is better to treat cervical cancer when it is first diagnosed and done early enough. This means that regular exams are very vital for your health. Treatment will often depend on the cancer type and if it has spread. Often times, multiple treatments are used at once. These treatments include:

Radiation: High energy rays are sent and used to kill off the cancer cells.

Chemotherapy: Medications like intravenous and/or pill medications are used to kill or shrink the cancer.

Mark Riegel, MD

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