Side effects of surgery for
cervical cancer depend on the type of surgery used,
the stage of the cancer, and your desire to preserve
fertility. Your surgeon and
gynecologic oncologist will explain the possible side
effects of your surgery.
Most surgical treatments for cervical
cancer include removing the uterus and cervix (total hysterectomy). Having a hysterectomy means you will no longer be able to
Surgery to the lower abdomen may cause difficulty
with urination or bowel problems, such as constipation or diarrhea. Your
ability to have or enjoy sexual intercourse may also be affected.
August 30, 2010
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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