Chemotherapy Treatment of Advanced Cervical Cancer

Chemotherapy for Cervical Cancer Most patients with Stage 4 cervical cancer have disease that has already spread and cannot be removed with surgery, so systemic treatment that can kill cancer cells throughout the body is necessary. 

Systemic treatment is called chemotherapy.  Chemotherapy can destroy cancer cells that have metastasized to parts of the body away from the original tumor site. Combining two or more chemotherapy agents can be used for treatment of cervical cancer, as this will help to provide a better response overall.  Chemotherapies approved to treat cervical cancer are as follows:

  • Avastin
  • Bleomycin Sulfate
  • Hycamtin (Topotecan Hydrochloride)
  • Tisotumab Vedotin-tftx
  • Zirabev


Drug Combinations Used in Cervical Cancer

  • Carboplatin/Taxol
  • Gemcitabine/Cislatin


Sometimes chemotherapy and other treatments can cause side effects.  Visit our EASE page to discover helpful hints on how to deal with the possible aftermath of treatment.

Chemotherapy can also be used in combination with immuno-oncology or immunotherapy.