Can cervical cancer be treated with medication?
The chemo drugs most often used to treat cervical cancer that has come back or spread to other areas include: Cisplatin. Carboplatin. Paclitaxel (Taxol)
Can you survive Stage 1 cervical cancer?
Stage 1. Around 95 out of 100 people (around 95%) will survive their cancer for 5 years or more after diagnosis.
What are the signs that cervical cancer has spread?
The most common places for cervical cancer to spread is to the lymph nodes, liver, lungs and bones.
Symptoms if cancer has spread to the liver
- discomfort or pain on the right side of your abdomen.
- feeling sick.
- poor appetite and weight loss.
- swollen abdomen (called ascites)
- yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
- itchy skin.
How long can you live with untreated cervical cancer?
The prognosis for invasive cervical cancer depends on the stage. More than 90% of women with stage 0 survive at least 5 years after diagnosis. Stage I cervical cancer patients have a 5-year survival rate of 80% to 93%.
What is the most common age to get cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44 with the average age at diagnosis being 50 . It rarely develops in women younger than 20. Many older women do not realize that the risk of developing cervical cancer is still present as they age.
At what stage is cervical cancer curable?
Following a staging evaluation, a stage I cancer is said to exist if the cancer is confined to the cervix. Stage I cervical cancer is curable for the majority of patients if surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are appropriately used.