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Unread 12-21-2002, 12:12 PM

Hi! I was just diagnosed with cervical adenocarcinoma. I've heard from some wonderful ladies in this forum about the procedure "trachelectomy".

Has anyone actually had this procedure? I've read about 2 Dr's. in California who perform this. I live in Florida.

I know how blessed I am to have a child. He just turned 1 year old last week. I am interested in this procedure because I would like to have another child. (My OBGYN said it may be possible for me to get pregnant ASAP then have a C-section and a hysterectomy together).

I'm meeting with an oncologist Monday a.m. and want to make sure I'm a little bit educated. Any information is greatly appreciated!Thank you all soooo much! JILL
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Unread 12-21-2002, 01:52 PM

Hi Jill,

I did a search here and didn't come up with too much, but did find this thread by a lady who had the procedure. She included a link to an article in the NY Times which I've seen mentioned in other threads.

Unread 12-21-2002, 05:56 PM

I had cervical adenocarcinoma a year ago and had a TVH. I wish I had heard of the trachelectomy. I have 2 children and really wanted a third and now I do not have the option. (I do however have peace of mind that I am cured of cancer) There is a woman who has posted here that had the procedure and did get pregnant after. Did you have a cone biopsy and did they stage the cancer for you? Some women have just had a cone with clean margins and have been able to get pregnant. I was given that option but did not think that I would ever relax. Please look into your options and discuss it with at least one gyn/oncologist.
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Unread 12-21-2002, 06:04 PM

I just read your other post. <3 mm is considered to be stage 1A. With stage 1A removal of the cervix and uterus is usually recommended. However if the tumor is over 3mm a radical hysterectomy is usually recommended. Adenocarcinoma is a bit trickier because it is higher up in the cervix.

Please email me if you ever want to talk. I was in a similar position a year ago and know what you are going through.
Unread 12-23-2002, 08:28 AM
I had one


I'm sorry, it looks like I haven't posted before your appointment. I had a trachelectomy in July here in Arizona; I was also diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the cervix. I'm not sure what kind of information you'd like, but you can e-mail me any time or post your questions here and I'd be glad to answer any of your questions to the best of my ability.

A trachelectomy is the removal of the cervix, leaving the possibility for fertility (as you already know!). I had a radical trachelectomy where the doc also removed some lymph nodes to make sure the cancer hadn't spread outside of the cervix.

There is a site that has some information at If you want to, go to the site and search on trachelectomy; the second article is pretty informative. I'm sorry that I don't know how to properly post a link at this time, I will learn how to do that ASAP.

Best of luck with your appointment, and please let me know if you have any questions!


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