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Cervical Cancer

While cervical cancer is most common in women between the ages of 20 and 50, it can develop at any stage in life. According to the American Cancer Society, the primary risk factor for this disease is HPV (human papilloma virus), which causes approximately 70 percent of the more than 12,000 new cases that are diagnosed each year in the United States. Having a family history of cervical cancer, smoking, using certain contraceptives, or having an STD like HIV or chlamydia may increase a woman’s chances of developing cervical cancer.

Diagnostic Testing

Like any cancer, early detection is an important part of overcoming cervical cancer. Screenings like the Pap test and HPV test can help to detect pre-cancerous cells before they develop into malignant tumors. In the event that diagnostic testing or imaging is needed due to abnormal Pap results, Mease Countryside Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services:

Treatments for Cervical Cancer at Mease Countryside Hospital

The outstanding team of board-certified oncologists and surgeons at Mease Country Hospital is committed to helping patients throughout Safety Harbor, FL, and the entire Tampa Bay area beat cervical cancer using the most innovative treatment techniques available. In addition to chemotherapy (combination, regional, and systemic), we also offer a comprehensive range of minimally invasive and traditional open surgeries:

  • Hysterectomy – removal of all or part of the uterus
  • Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) – removal of both ovaries and both Fallopian tubes
  • Laparoscopic-assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy – a minimally invasive procedure that uses a laparoscope to guide the removal of the uterus, ovaries and/or fallopian tubes through the vagina
  • Robotic-assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy – minimally invasive removal of the uterus using robotic technology and extremely small incisions

Robotic Surgery for Cervical Cancer in Safety Harbor, FL

Facing the prospect of surgery for cervical cancer can be a scary and overwhelming experience. However, women now have more freedom than ever before to choose procedures that may help them to treat cancer using less invasive means. The state-of-the-art da Vinci Robotic Surgery System offered at Mease Countryside Hospital is a minimally invasive alternative to an open hysterectomy, allowing many women to get back to their active lives more quickly after their procedure. Some of the benefits of a robotic hysterectomy for the treatment of cervical cancer include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less pain following surgery
  • Faster recovery
  • Less down time

For a referral to a board-certified oncologist, please call the BayCare Customer Service Center at (727) 462-7500 or find a specialist near you.

Mease Countryside Hospital 
3231 N. McMullen Booth Rd.
Safety Harbor, FL 33762
(727) 461-8555
Map & Directions

      Mease Countryside Hospital Outpatient Imaging Department
      3231 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Shaffer Tower
      Safety Harbor, FL 33762
      (727) 461-8555
      Map & Directions