The results' conclusion
The researchers arrived to a conclusion that cervical ADC and an increased risk of developing ovarian metastases are, in fact, correlated. Ovarian preservation surgery in cervical ADC is considered a safe procedure in young women with early stage carcinoma, without vaginal infiltration, endometrial invasion, stromal invasion, perineural invasion, uterine corpus invasion, and parametrial involvement. Furthermore, the study revealed that the benefits of ovarian preservation may lower the risk of reappearance of ADC. Yet, the possible pathways through which IIC spreads to the ovary remain unknown. For this reason, further research needs to be conducted in order to arrive to a definite answer. Invasive cervical cancer, also known as ICC, is ranked as the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths among women around the world. Cervical cancer begins in the cells that line the cervix, also known as the uterine cervix. The cervix is divided into two parts – the endocervix (covered by the glandular cells) and the exocervix (covered by the squamous cells). These two parts meet at an area known as the transformation zone. It is at this location that most cervical cancers develop. Cervical cancer mainly develops in middle-aged women and in over 15% of cases, it can be found in women over the ages of 65. In the United States, cervical cancer is commonly seen among women of Hispanic descent, although it can be found in women of Caucasian, African-American, and Asian descent as well.