Keyhole surgery a ‘better approach’ for women with early stage womb cancer

Anne Li                                                                                                 April 2nd, 2017


Survival in women who have less invasive surgery for early-stage womb cancer is just as good as traditional surgery, an Australian study has found. Researchers from the University of Queensland found there was no difference in survival among women who received either a laparoscopic hysterectomy or an abdominal hysterectomy for stage one endometrial cancer. Laparoscopic, or keyhole surgery, is less invasive, meaning patients can recover quicker following the procedure. Researchers randomly assigned 760 women to one of two surgical techniques and followed their progress for an average of 4.5 years after surgery. More than eight in 10 women remained cancer free at the end of the follow-up period for both surgical techniques, according to results published in the journal JAMA. The number of patients whose cancer had come back was also similar in the two groups.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-03-29-keyhole-surgery-a-better-approach-for-women-with-early-stage-womb-cancer

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