Stage Ia-IIa cancer of the cervix

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Early-stage cervical cancer is unique among malignancies in that two radically different yet equally efficacious treatments can be offered to most patients with the disease. The choice between surgery and radiation therapy depends on the patient's age and comorbidities, tumor factors, physician bias, and discussion of the risks and benefits of each modality. A thorough discussion between the physician and patient is necessary to determine the optimal management for each individual. This review discusses the major factors that influence physician and patient management choices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-403
Number of pages9
JournalCancer Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003


  • Cervical cancer
  • Early stage
  • Stage Ia-IIa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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