Early Surgery-Risk of Death


Priority should be taken over timing to ensure that patients are healthy enough for surgery and have access to specialists. Even though delaying surgery after a diagnosis of uterine cancer can increase a woman’s risk of death, operating too soon can be just as detrimental for some. The Penn Medicine physicians report this information in a new study that was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The women in the study who had surgery within the first 2 weeks after diagnosis had a significantly increased risk of death within 5 years, compared with those …read more