Fertility-sparing surgery in early-detected cervical cancer

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Published: 8 Dec 2015
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Dr Greta Dreyer -University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

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.