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Effect of Hysterectomy—Open Surgery on Cervical Cancer
You may have a hysterectomy if your uterus is causing health problems that cannot be treated by other means. One common reason for having a hysterectomy is to treat cervical cancer.
Read more about Cervical Cancer and Hysterectomy—Open Surgery.
Reasons for Procedure
You may have a hysterectomy if your uterus is causing health problems that cannot be treated by other means. Some reasons a woman may have a hysterectomy are to:
- Treat cancers such as uterine , endometrial, or ovarian cancers
- Remove uterine fibroids —common, benign (noncancerous) tumors that grow in the muscle of the uterus
- Treat chronic pelvic pain
- Treat heavy bleeding
Explore your options before having a hysterectomy. There are other treatments for many of these problems.