A Prospective Study Assessing the Emotional, Sexual and Quality of Life Concerns Of Women Undergoing Radical Trachelectomy Versus Radical Hysterectomy For Treatment Of Early Stage Cervical Cancer
This project will prospectively assess and describe the emotional, sexual and quality of
life impact of radical trachelectomy in comparison to the standard treatment of radical
hysterectomy in women with early stage cervical cancer over a two year time period. Women
being considered for radical trachelectomy with laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy or
radical hysterectomy (abdominal, laparoscopic or schauta) will be approached for study
participation prior to undergoing surgery. After providing informed consent, participants
will be given a survey questionnaire pre-operatively and asked to complete follow-up surveys
post-operatively at follow up medical appointments at 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18
months and 24 months. We will assess the following domains in these women; mood, sexual
functioning, and quality of life in addition to issues of fertility and treatment choice.
The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The findings will be used to
provide additional information to women considering these procedures and enable future
interventions to be designed to meet any identified needs. In addition, the findings of this
study will also be presented for consideration of a multi-center feasibility study.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Assess emotional, sexual and quality of life of women with early stage cervical cancer undergoing radical trachelectomy and to compare same between women undergoing radical trachelectomy versus standard radical hysterectomy (all forms).
Jeanne Carter, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
United States: Food and Drug Administration
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