Cervical cancer - Outlook

The stage of your cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. will help your doctors to decide on the most suitable treatment. It can also give them an idea of the likely course of your disease and the chance of recovery.

I was 38 and hoping to have children, but as soon as I walked in the door all those hopes disappeared. I was told I had cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body., and would never have children. The prognosis was good, but I would need to have a hysterectomyThe surgical removal of the uterus (womb).. Lindsay

Support

Becoming aware of your prognosis can be a very difficult time. Many women and their families need a great deal of support and help to get through receiving and processing the news of a cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. prognosis.

It may be helpful at this time to contact organisations that specialise in helping people live with cervical cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. - see the Around the world directory.

Prognosis estimates

If you prefer to know the estimates for percentages of women who typically survive five years after being diagnosed with cervical cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body., and to see how these rough guides relate to particular stages of cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body., see the prognosis estimates page.