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Recurrent ovarian cancer 

Recurrent ovarian cancer
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Recurrent ovarian cancer
Author(s):

Jayanta Chatterjee

, Viren Asher

, and Christina Fotopoulou

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199654994.003.0023
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date: 21 September 2019

Cervical cancer remains a disease of the developing world, as the UK national screening programme has heavily impacted on UK incidence rates. HPV and smoking remain key risk factors for the disease. Whilst most cases of cervical cancer are histologically squamous cell carcinoma, this case describes the more aggressive and rarer form of adenocarcinoma in a 25-year-old woman. As she proceeds through the regional gynae-oncology multidisciplinary process, the authors describe the conventional technique of examination under anaesthesia followed by the various imaging modalities including the use of pelvic MRI to help confirm extent of spread, and PET scan to evaluate lymph node involvement.

This case is an excellent example of the treatment challenges faced by both surgeon and patient, in the treatment of a young woman who wishes to conserve fertility.

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