oa Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - About this issue... : editorial

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2074-2835
  • E-ISSN: 2220-105X



It is well known that HIV positive women with cervical cancer are younger and have more squamous histology than the HIV negative group. Data describing outcomes of radiation treatment of HIV positive patients, suggests increased toxicity, but survival data for cervical cancer in these patients is scarce. In a retrospective comparative trial reported in this issue, short and long term outcomes of HIV positive and HIV negative women are compared regarding clinical and tumour characteristics, treatment prescription and completion, toxicity and survival.

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