10 months Robotic surgery for cervical cancer boosts death risk MB |LS
  By Agence France-Presse A minimally invasive, robotic surgery commonly used for performing hysterectomies in women with early stage cervical cancer actually boosts the risk of a woman dying, researchers warned on Wednesday. A pair of studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine sound the alarm about a surgery that has quickly become the go-to option for many women, even before its outcome was thoroughly studied. Minimally invasive radical hysterectomy using either laparoscopic or robot-assisted procedures have been around since 1992, but ballooned in popularity in the last decade (AFP/File / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / MANILA BULLETIN) “At this ... more