Cervical Cancer: Radical Trachelectomy
A radical trachelectomy is surgery that removes the cervix and the pelvic lymph nodes. Cervical cerclage is done at the same time. The uterus is left so that later, pregnancy could occur. If pregnancy does occur, delivery would be done by cesarean (C-section).
Radical trachelectomy may be a treatment option for some young women with early stages (stage IA2 or IB1) of cervical cancer who hope to preserve their fertility. Women who have had this procedure have higher rates of miscarriage and early delivery.1
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