Invasive cervical cancer in young women

Carlo La Vecchia, Silvia Franceschi, Adriano Decarli, Giuseppe Gallus, Fabio Parazzini, Enzo Merlo

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Between 1970 and 1979, 103 women below 35 years of age with invasive cervical cancer were treated at the First Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic of the University of Milan. Nine patients were pregnant or less than 3 months postpartum. Estimated 10-year disease-free survival, determined by the life-table method, was 100% in stage 1A (37 patients), 79% in stage IB (45 patients), 67% in stage II (15 patients), 0% in stages III (5 patients) and IV (1 patient). Prognosis was also strongly associated with lymph-node involvement, 10-year actuarial survival decreasing from 93% in lymph-node-negative to 44% in lymph-node-positive patients (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1155
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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