Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Technique May Raise Uterine Cancer Risk

July 22, 2014 10:07 PM

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Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Technique May Raise Uterine Cancer Risk

Around 27 in every 10,000 women undergoing minimally invasive hysterectomy with morcellation, have been found to suffer from uterine cancer; the results of a new study published in JAMA has revealed. A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, have, in their new study, discovered a link between uterine cancer and a hysterectomy techniqye.

“This is one of the first nationwide studies examining the prevalence of cancer and precancerous changes specifically in women who underwent hysterectomy with electric power morcellation,” lead author Jason D. Wright, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Colleg...

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