For women with early-stage cancer with radiographically negative lymph nodes, tumors less than 2 cm, and no deep stromal invasion, fertility-sparing procedures include radical trachelectomy
and simple vaginal trachelectomy
I opted for the latter as there was a slightly higher chance the cancer would return with a trachelectomy
Until now, the majority of experiences in this field were focused on radical trachelectomy
which help in preserving the uterus and maintain adequate survival outcomes (1-5).
Instead of a hysterectomy - often the routine treatment for cervical cancer - her cancer was at a stage where Mr Herod could carry out an operation, which he pioneered in the North of England, called a Radical Trachelectomy
Twenty-four women had a radical hysterectomy regardless of type of cancer and one had a radical trachelectomy
(excision of the cervix).
But her doctor offered her the chance to travel to Barts hospital in London for groundbreaking trachelectomy
surgery that has meant she could still have children.
Instead, she had a trachelectomy
, a relatively new treatment which is not yet widely available and which preserves a woman's fertility.
The preferred treatment was a complete hysterectomy, but as Caroline is still young and hasn't had any children, they gave her the option of a procedure called a trachelectomy
, which leaves the womb intact but removes the cervix.
Compared to infiltrative ductal histologic subtype, infiltrative lobular breast cancer is more prone to metastasize to the ovaries in the early stages ** Fertility-preserving surgery includes conization or trachelectomy
for early stage cervical cancer, fertility-preserving surgery for early stage ovarian cancer and hormonal treatment for endometrial cancer
Fortunately the cancer was at an early stage and Bev was able to have surgery - a procedure called a radical trachelectomy
- to remove most of her cervix.
Burnett used the da Vinci surgical robot in the radical trachelectomy
Treatment includes trachelectomy
which can preserve fertility or a hysterectomy.