IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 9 / Issue 1 / pii/1988012

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Treatment of primary invasive cervical cancer. Considerations on 997 consecutive cases

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1 Dept. Obstet., Gynecol., University of Brescia, Italy
2 Radium lnstiute “O. Alberti”, Spedali Civili Brescia, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1988, 9(1), 47–53;
Published: 10 February 1988

From 1965 to 1979 997 consecutive cervical cancer patients were treated at the University of Brescia. Stage I B and II A low risk patients underwent radical surgery, followed by Co60 external pelvic radiation when positive nodes and/or adverse pathological factors on the specimens were encountered. In stage I B the 5-year survival was 95.9% and 82.7% in the two groups and in stage II A 93.3% and 76.5% respectively. Bulky and large tumors were treated by intracavitary radium followed by radical hysterectomy and, if indicated, by Co60 external beam pelvic radiation. All other patients and all stage II B were treated by radiotherapy. The results of primary radical surgery may reflect the favourable preselection of cases. Postoperative radiation teletherapy in case of adverse pathological factors is of benefit to the patients.

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