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Cervical Cancer Overview

  • If you or a loved one has cervical cancer, the cervical cancer team at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) is here to help. The internationally recognized team of experts at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers is dedicated to providing compassionate care and personalized diagnosis, treatment, and support for every cervical cancer patient and her family.

    Exceptional Care for Patients with Cervical Cancer – You Have...

    • A team of gynecologic oncology specialists – among the leading experts in cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment – who are setting treatment guidelines for other physicians around the world
    • Thorough Pap smear evaluation and management for all patients through our Pap Smear Evaluation Center, which sees more than 1,000 new patients annually, including those with complicated cases that have not responded to initial treatment
    • Numerous clinical trials for cervical cancer, some of which may not be available elsewhere
    • The latest options in robotic surgery: Our gynecologic surgical oncologists pioneered minimally-invasive options for cervical cancer treatment
    • Tissue biopsy review by cervical pathology experts, the same pathologists who recently discovered the cell of origin for cervical cancer
    • New radiation treatments, including image-guided brachytherapy, that preserve healthy tissue, prevent unnecessary hysterectomies, and significantly reduce side effects
    • The benefits of groundbreaking research: Our physician-scientists are leading national and international studies of drugs that target the genetic and molecular drivers of cervical cancers, bringing new and more effective treatments to patients more quickly
    • Specialized care for women with sexual health or fertility concerns, and access to a wide array of support services and survivorship care

    We Treat You, Not Just Your Cancer

    We offer many programs to support our patients and their families before, during, and after treatment, including:

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