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Researchers examine hysterectomy trends in cervical cancer

There was a significant increase in the rates of simple hysterectomy among US women with early-stage cervical cancer between 2004 and 2014, according to a study in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers analyzed data from the National Cancer Database and found that simple hysterectomy was not significantly associated with survival among women with stage-IA2 cancers, but the procedure was tied to a 55% increased mortality risk among those with stage-IB1 cancers, compared with a significant increase in five-year survival rates among women who underwent radical hysterectomy.

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