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Hispanic women diagnosed with cervical cancer one-third as likely to receive fertility-sparing treatment

Hispanic women diagnosed with cervical cancer were only one-third as likely as White women to receive treatment that helped preserve their fertility in a study of women in California.

Researchers analyzed medical records of more than 44,000 women diagnosed with stage IA or stage IB cervical cancer between 2004 and 2015 to see which women received treatments or procedures to preserve eggs and sperm or surgical or medical interventions that retained the uterus and at least one ovary.

The study results were presented at a 2022 scientific conference.

See “Disparities observed in oncofertility among women with breast, gynecologic cancers” by Jennifer Southall on the Healio website (March 23, 2022)