This information is only about invasive cervical cancer diagnosis, stages, and options for treatment. It's not about precancers, abnormal cells found only on the surface of the cervix, or other cervical changes. These cell changes are treated differently from invasive cervical cancer. Women with abnormal cervical cells only on the surface may want to read the NCI booklet Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women. It tells about abnormal cells and describes treatments.
For the best cervical cancer treatment plan for you, speak with your cancer care team about your individual diagnosis.