Cervical Cancer

If you have a cervical cancer, your outcomes will be better if you are treated by a gynecologic oncologist right from the beginning.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has more gynecologic oncologists than any other medical center or clinic in the Pacific Northwest. They treat all types of gynecologic cancer, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, and vulvar cancers, uterine sarcoma, and gestational trophoblastic disease.

Where You're Treated First Matters Most

The most important decision a person with cervical cancer will make is deciding where to get treated. Studies have shown that patients who begin their treatment at a top regional cancer center, like Fred Hutch, have better outcomes than those who start their treatment elsewhere. And here’s why:

  • Expert care: Fred Hutch physicians treat only cancer and specialize in specific cancer types, such as gynecologic cancer. They have a deep understanding of their specialty since they diagnose and treat thousands of cancer cases every year. This experience builds their expertise that makes better outcomes possible.
  • Newest treatments: Physicians at Fred Hutch have access to all the latest developments and research in treating cancer. Your care comes from combined expertise of Fred Hutch and UW Medicine. Newsweek ran an article that explores the difference between getting treated at a top cancer center and a local community hospital. The disparity in outcomes, in many cases, can be quite striking.

When your treatment is complete, we'll keep close watch on your health through our Women’s Wellness Clinic where we provide wellness-focused follow-up care focused on cancer treatment recovery.

Learn About Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer starts on the surface of woman's cervix. When normal cells first begin to change and grow abnormally, it is called dysplasia, which is not yet cancerous.  However, if undetected, these cells may become cancerous and move deeper into surrounding tissues and organs. 

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Treatment for Cervical Cancer

Today, women facing cervical cancer have better treatment options than they did even a few years ago. If detected in the precancerous stage (dysplasia), cervical cancer can often be halted with a simple procedure such as a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) or cone biopsy can be used.


Cervical Cancer Care Team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like registered dieticians, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.

Care Team

Latest Treatments and Clinical Trials

Fred Hutch was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. For cervical cancer patients, this means more treatment options at Fred Hutch than you might find elsewhere, including the chance to participate in one of many ongoing clinical trials conducted at both Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.

Many patients at Fred Hutch receive promising therapies by taking part in clinical trials. These research studies are done by physician-scientists from Fred Hutch and UW Medicine. They test new treatments or new ways to use current treatments.

Every advance in cancer treatment in recent years has come out of clinical trials. We offer more active clinical trials than anywhere else, which means more treatment options for patients like you.

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