Studies warn against minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer
Minimally invasive surgery is often viewed as better for the patient because the recovery time is shorter. However, two recently published studies have shown that, for cervical cancer, minimally invasive surgery resulted in more disease relapse and death compared to the older, open abdominal surgery. These findings have led many leading hospitals in the US to discontinue minimally invasive surgeries for women with cervical cancer. Read more in a story from The New York Times.