One hundred patients with primary adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix were evaluated. Of the 48 Stage I patients, 13 were treated with radical surgery, 16 with radiation alone, and 19 with combination therapy. Life table analysis of Stage I patients showed no significant difference in survival for those treated with radical surgery or combination therapy. Both groups had a greater five-year survival (P less than 0.05) than those treated with radiation. Recurrences in Stage I were more frequent with primary radiation alone, both locally and at distant sites (P less than 0.01). Greater tumor size was related to poorer survival, and failures in patients with larger lesions were more common in those treated with radiation therapy. Survival for the 32 Stage II patients was greater for those treated with combination therapy. Higher tumor grade was associated with poorer survival for each stage, regardless of treatment. More complications were associated with radiation therapy than with radical surgery. Radiation therapy alone is not sufficient for patients with Stage I and II disease, and radical surgery may be appropriate treatment for Stage I disease.
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