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Talking with your doctor

About your treatment options for cervical cancer

After a diagnosis of cervical cancer is confirmed, you may have a number of questions about the disease and the available treatment options.

Websites such as this provide a valuable resource of information. However, your doctor or other healthcare professional will be able to discuss your particular circumstances with you and help you decide on the most appropriate form of treatment for you.

Before you see your doctor or other healthcare professional, you may wish to write down a few questions in preparation.


These are some questions to help get you started. 

  • What stage is my cervical cancer?
  • What are the treatment options available for treating my cervical cancer?
  • How effective are these treatment options?
  • What are the chances that my cervical cancer might come back?
  • Is brachytherapy an option for my cervical cancer? Is it the right option?
  • How long will I need to stay in hospital?
  • How soon can I go back to work after having treatment?
  • What side effects might I have after cervical brachytherapy?
  • How are these different from side effects for other treatments for cervical cancer?
  • Will I be able to have children after brachytherapy treatment?

General answers to common question about brachytherapy for breast cancer are provided in the frequently asked questions section.