Prognostic Factors for Cervical Cancer in FIGO-Stages IA-IIB in a 10-Year Period in the Region of Uppsala, Sweden: Population Cohort Study

Prognostic Factors for Cervical Cancer in FIGO-Stages IA-IIB in a 10-Year Period in the Region of Uppsala, Sweden: Population Cohort Study

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Tools and Methods

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Discussion & Conclusion

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The study is well designed and executed. The Methods and Results are adequately described. It is well supported with briefly explained figure and tables. The Discussion offers a thorough and detailed analysis of the findings of the present study taking all the relevant literature into account. This study suggested that tumor differentiation grade might be a prognostic factor in women with squamous cervical cancer, particularly in early-stage disease. The Conclusion section aptly summarizes from the results by comparing the three histological types that survival analysis reported worse survival for patients with adeno-squamous cervix cancer.



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Further comments on the paper

Comments: This retrospective study investigates what impact do the three main morphological subtypes (squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and adeno-squamous carcinoma) have on recurrence and survival. This study holds significance as it consists of the complete population of cervical cancer cases in FIGO-stages IA-IIB admitted to one single institution for decision of treatment, with detailed data on tumor characteristics, treatment and follow-up. The ungraded tumors in this study were usually of squamous cell carcinoma histology.


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Author Info

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Ingiridur Skirnisdottir
Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Sweden

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Sat 24, Sep 2022
Accepted: Thu 13, Oct 2022
Published: Mon 24, Oct 2022
© 2023 Ingiridur Skirnisdottir. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.ACO.2022.02.03