Fertility Sparing Cancer Surgery

Fertility-sparing surgery can be performed on gynaecological malignancies (cervical, endometrial, epithelial and ovarian cancers or borderline ovarian tumours) to remove tissues that comprise of cancer cells whilst maintaining reproductive ability.

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What is the objective of this surgery?

Fertility-sparing surgery allows women of child-bearing age to preserve their fertility potential. The uterus or at least part of one ovary are preserved if possible. The surgery is performed by a gynaecological-oncologist.

This treatment option is ideal for women presenting with an early-stage invasive tumour and a low risk of recurrence. Where fertility-sparing surgery is not feasible, it may be suitable to offer in-vitro fertilisation with cryopreservation prior to definitive treatment.