Dr Dreyer talks to ecancertv at AORTIC 2015 about fertility-sparing surgery in early-detected cervical cancer.
She says that, unfortunately in Africa, the majority of cervical cancer is detected at a late-stage.
Loss of fertility can have a big impact on women in Africa as it can ruin their chances of obtaining or keeping a husband, she explains. This leads to a woman being unable to meet her basic needs.
Surgeons need to be educated about fertility-sparing (uterus retaining) surgery so that they can use it wherever possible, she says.