Cervical Cancer Treatment

The stage of cervical cancer and the presence or absence of nodal disease will alter the therapeutic management of patients. Accurate staging before radiation therapy allows modification of the treatment field to include treatment to other areas of disease.

PET/CT has been found to be of value for detection of cervical cancer metastases.1 Using PET/CT may reduce unnecessary surgical interventions, help modify radiation fields and change therapeutic approaches.1

Accurate staging before radiation treatment helps modify radiation fields and changes therapeutic approaches.

Reference:

  1. Amit A, et al. The role of hybrid PET/CT in the evaluation of patients with cervical cancer. Gynecologic Oncology 2006;100:65-69