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Conditions We Treat: Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer affects the cervix — the narrow lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV. When found early, cervical cancer is highly treatable.
Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know
- An HPV infection can cause the cells of the cervix to change and grow, a precancerous condition known as cervical dysplasia.
- If left untreated, cervical dysplasia can cause cervical cancer.
- In the U.S., close to 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.
Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of cervical cancer?
Our Surgical Expertise
Johns Hopkins is one of only a few centers performing minimally invasive surgery with sentinel lymph node mapping. This groundbreaking technique uses infrared fluorescent imaging to identify potentially cancerous lymph nodes that would otherwise go undetected. This helps stops the spread of the cancer and reduces recurrence.
Johns Hopkins is a member of the Specialized Program of Research Excellence for cervical cancer and a recipient of a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute. Our researchers are conducting trials for therapeutic vaccines to treat women with HPV-associated precancerous lesions and invasive cancer.
Meet our researchers and learn more about their work.
Our Patient Care
We believe in treating the whole patient — body, mind and spirit. “We are by your side every step of the way — whether you are just beginning treatment or have completed treatment and are undergoing survivorship care.” – Amanda Fader, M.D.
Discover how Ashley was treated for cervical cancer while pregnant.