Hysterectomy procedure may spread cancer

July 23, 2014 12:30 AM

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A specific procedure, known as morcellation, could spread cancer in patients who did not know they had cancer.

A common procedure used to perform hysterectomies with minimal invasiveness has been shown by research to increase the risk of spreading cancer. Women over the age of 65 appear to be the most vulnerable to this potentially deadly complication.

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