Know Cancer

forgot password

Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women With Gynecologic Malignancy Planning to Undergo Surgical Management

18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Gynecologic Malignancy

Thank you

Trial Information

Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women With Gynecologic Malignancy Planning to Undergo Surgical Management

Lower urinary tract symptoms, including urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, urgency,
frequency, fecal incontinence, as well as sexual dysfunction, is directly affected by
gynecologic malignancies and the surgical and medical management of those malignancies.
Increased risk of injury to the urinary tract is a recognized complication of surgical and
medical therapy of gynecologic malignancies. To date, only a few studies have looked at the
incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms at the time of diagnosis of gynecologic malignancy
and prior to treatment, and there have been no published studies describing the incidence of
sexual dysfunction at the time of diagnosis and prior to therapy of gynecologic
malignancies. However, sexual dysfunction has been described in patients with urinary
incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and following surgery for incontinence and pelvic
organ prolapse.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Subjects with a new diagnosis of gynecologic malignancy who plan to undergo surgical
management, including cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Subjects less than 18 years of age

- Subjects unable to give informed consent

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

The outcome will be measured using validated general and condition-specific questionnaires.

Outcome Time Frame:

7 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Karen L Noblett, M.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of California, Irvine


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

January 2006

Completion Date:

December 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Gynecologic Malignancy
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Gynecologic malignancy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Frequency
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Neoplasms



University of California, Irvine Medical Center Orange, California  92868