Cervical Cancer in the Elderly: Staging and Surgical Management

  • Amanda L. JacksonEmail author
  • Linda Van Le


Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in the world with 85 % of these cases occurring in developing countries [34, 35]. Cervical cancer is clinically staged with the assistance of a detailed physical exam and limited radiologic imaging. Cervical cancer that is limited to the cervix can be treated with surgery, while cervical cancer that has spread beyond the cervix is treated with a combination of radiation and sensitizing chemotherapy. Patients with a central, localized recurrence are also treated surgically with a pelvic exenteration. Elderly patients comprise a small portion of cervical cancer patients, and they are less likely to undergo surgical treatment.


Surgical management Cervical cancer Elderly 



American College of Radiology Imaging Network


Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia


Cold knife cone


Computed tomography




International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics


Gynecologic Oncology Group


Intravenous pyelogram


Loop electrosurgical excision procedure


Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion


Magnetic resonance imaging


Nitrous oxide


Positron emission tomography


Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results


Society of Gynecologic Oncology


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of North Carolina Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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