Evaluation of the Radical Hysterectomy Treatment for Cervical Cancer

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the adverse side effects, surgical complications, and quality of life including sexual function, and physical function before and after non-radical surgery and pelvic lymphadenectomy (removal of the lymph nodes). In women who undergo cone biopsy and pelvic lymphadenectomy, we will determine their intention to become pregnant, fertility rates, and assess their reproductive concerns. We will evaluate the safety and effectiveness (cure) of the above two procedures for small early stage cervical cancer.

Who we are studying

  • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patients with a histologic diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma; adenocarcinoma or adenosquamous cell carcinoma of the cervix

What is involved

  • After you have had your surgery the study doctor will ask you to visit the office for follow-up exams at 4-6 weeks after surgery; every three months for the first year and then every 6 months for the next 2 years after your surgery.

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Melissa Swain
Email
mswain@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-9428

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