What Are the Basics of Metastatic Cervical Cancer?

  • 1

1 Answer

These messages are for mutual support and information sharing only. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.

What is metastatic cervical cancer?

Metastatic cervical cancer or advanced cervical cancer refers to the stage IV cervical cancer. At this stage, the cancer has spread to nearby organs, such as the rectum or bladder, or it has spread to distant parts of your body, such as the bones, lungs or liver.

What are the symptoms of metastatic cervical cancer?

The common symptoms include:
  • Vaginal bleeding after intercourse.
  • Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse.
  • Vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods.
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause.
  • Vaginal discharge and odor.

What is the treatment for metastatic cervical cancer?

Usually, surgery isn’t used in treating metastatic cervical cancer because the cancer has spread to other parts of your body and surgery can’t remove all cancerous tissues. So, the common treatments for metastatic cervical cancer involve radiation therapy and chemotherapy. These treatments aim to slow down the development of the cancer, ease your symptoms and help you live longer.
  • Radiation therapy refers to use high-powered energy beams to kill cancer cells. It can be given externally or internally.
  • Chemotherapy means to kill cancer cells by medications, including: Cisplatin Bevacizumab Carboplatin
Keywords: metastatic cervical cancer; advanced cervical cancer; advanced cervical cancer treatment options; cervical cancer advanced treatment; metastatic cervical cancer treatments; symptoms advanced cervical cancer