Cervical Cancer Treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center
If you or one of your family members has been diagnosed with cervical cancer, you’ll of course want an expert health care team at your side.
At a top-tier cancer institute like the University of Colorado Cancer Center, you will have access to nothing less than the latest advances in cervical cancer treatment.
Creating individualized care plans
And you will be combining specialized care with personalized attention.
Our cervical cancer team creates and maintains an individual care plan based on each patient’s situation. Then, the same doctors and support professionals stay with you throughout your journey, from initial testing and support to treatment and aftercare.
That’s one reason why our 5-year survival rates for many types of cancer are up to 30% higher than state, regional and national averages.
To begin your journey with a committed and caring team of cervical cancer experts, call us at (303) 724-2066.
Cervical Cancer at a Glance
- Cervical cancer forms in tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and vagina). About 12,000 new cases of cervical cancers will be diagnosed in the United States each year.
- Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Between 1955 and 1992, the cervical cancer death rate declined by almost 70%. The main reason for this change was the increased use of the Pap test.
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the major risk factor for development of cervical cancer. It is more likely to affect women who have smoked tobacco, not had regular screenings, had many sexual partners, had sexual intercourse at a young age or are infected with HIV.
- Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife. Most cases are found in women younger than 50. It rarely develops in women younger than 20.
Source: American Cancer Society