Radical Hysterectomy

The first photo shows the uterus and fallopian tubes Stage IIa cervical cancer (circled in black) after a radical hysterectomy/bilateral salpingo oopherectomy. Stage II means the cancer has spread in the immediate vicinity, and you can see the vaginal involvement as well as the tumor on the cervix. Radical hysterectomies are performed on people with cervical cancer or endometrial cancer that has spread to the cervix. A radical hysterectomy removes the uterus, cervix, top part of the vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes, lymph channels, and tissue in the pelvic cavity that surrounds the cervix.  This woman is 58 years old, had a cesarean birth many years ago, and had HPV.

The second photo is a close up of the cervix with cancer circled in black.  Her surgeon called it “dinky.”

The woman is healing well from her hysterectomy.

This is an interesting link of self-exam before and after hysterectomy (not the same woman as pictured above).