Fertility Sparing Cancer Surgery

Fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is based on unilateral (salpingo) oophorectomy and complete surgical staging. This empirical treatment option had initially been proposed to young women presenting with an early-stage invasive tumour and a low risk of recurrence

For women with invasive cervical cancer, fertility-sparing surgery may be possible. Options include conization alone for stage IA1 or IA2 disease, radical trachelectomy with stage IA2 or IB disease, or ovarian transposition for women undergoing chemoradiation