Minimization of curative surgery for treatment of early cervical cancer: A review

On behalf of the Gynecologic Cancer Study Group of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group

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Surgery is effective and useful for curative treatment of patients with early invasive cervical cancer, yet minimization of surgical procedures provides many additional advantages for patients. Because the mean age of patients diagnosed with cervical precancer and invasive cancer has been decreasing, the need for minimization of surgery to reduce disruption of fertility is increasing. Trachelectomy is an innovative procedure for young patients with invasive cancer.Minimally invasive procedures are increasingly implemented in the treatment of patients with early cervical cancer, such as laparoscopic/ robotic surgery and sentinel lymph node navigation. The use of modified radical hysterectomy may not only be curative but also minimally invasive for Stage IA2-IB1 patients with a tumor size <2 cm in diameter. Here, we have summarized and discussed the minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of patients with early cervical cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-616
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese journal of clinical oncology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1


  • Cervical cancer
  • Fertility-sparing
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Modified radical hysterectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node
  • Trachelectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research


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