Cervical Cancer

There are many different types of HPV virus, and only a few are linked to the development of cervical cancer.

Cervical Cancer

There are many different types of HPV virus, and only a few are linked to the development of cervical cancer.

Overview
  • Cervical cancer is cancer that forms in a woman’s cervix, at the lower part of the uterus. It is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). This is a common virus that also causes genital warts. There are many different types of HPV virus, and only a few are linked to the development of cervical cancer. There is now a vaccination that can protect against certain types of HPV, including most of those that cause cervical cancer. This has the potential to significantly reduce the number of women affected by cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a serious medical condition that requires prompt attention and treatment.
Symptoms

You may have experienced abnormal vaginal bleeding or have an abnormal cervical pap smear.

The cervical cancer screening program is designed to identity pre-cancer and early cervical cancer, so it can be effectively treated before serious disease ensues.

Treatment

Treatment of cervical cancer requires a specialist in gynecologist cancers. This doctor is called a gynecology oncologist. The doctors at Central Gynaecology will liaise with the excellent team at Wellington Hospital for ongoing care.

Treatment depends on the extent of cancer. It may require surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiotherapy.

We can help

If you think you may have cervical cancer and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

  • Cervical cancer is cancer that forms in a woman’s cervix, at the lower part of the uterus. It is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). This is a common virus that also causes genital warts. There are many different types of HPV virus, and only a few are linked to the development of cervical cancer. There is now a vaccination that can protect against certain types of HPV, including most of those that cause cervical cancer. This has the potential to significantly reduce the number of women affected by cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a serious medical condition that requires prompt attention and treatment.

You may have experienced abnormal vaginal bleeding or have an abnormal cervical pap smear.

The cervical cancer screening program is designed to identity pre-cancer and early cervical cancer, so it can be effectively treated before serious disease ensues.

Treatment of cervical cancer requires a specialist in gynecologist cancers. This doctor is called a gynecology oncologist. The doctors at Central Gynaecology will liaise with the excellent team at Wellington Hospital for ongoing care.

Treatment depends on the extent of cancer. It may require surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiotherapy.

If you think you may have cervical cancer and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

Related Conditions & Treatments

Related Conditions & Treatments

Teamwork

We all have a variety of expert skills and clinical knowledge – we work together and with our patients to achieve their treatment goals.

Up-to-date technology

We are up-to-date in terms of technology and modern methods of investigation and treatment, and continue to maintain this level of advanced service.

Minimal approach

We have the ability and expertise to manage surgical procedures using minimal access approaches. This includes using keyhole surgery wherever possible.