Gynecologic Oncology

Laparoscopy better than imaging for accurate staging in locally advanced cervical cancer

January 11, 2021

While no difference was shown in disease-free survival rates between surgical and non-surgical staging methods, laparoscopy benefits patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIB cervical cancer. Surgical staging also has a cancer-specific survival benefit, according to a study published in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancers.