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What is a total hysterectomy?

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Updated April 21, 2007

Question: What is a total hysterectomy?
Answer: A total hysterectomy is a form of treatment for many gynecological cancers. It is common in instances of uterine cancer. There are many types of hysterectomies. A total hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus and the cervix.

A total hysterectomy is also performed other than to treat cancer, such as fibroids, pelvic pain, and other conditions.

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