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.
Researchers examine hysterectomy trends in cervical cancer
Sign up for SNMMI SmartBrief
Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news
Get the intelligence you need: news and information that is changing your industry today, hand-curated by our professional editors from thousands of sources and delivered straight to your inbox.