Pennycuff published in International Urogynecology Journal

Assistant Professor Jon Pennycuff, MD, MSPH, of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, published a new study in the International Urogynecology Journal!

Prevalence of pelvic floor disorders, associations of endocrine therapy, and surgical intervention among breast cancer survivors” is a retrospective cohort study matching more than 19,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer between 2008-2020 with more than 19,000 women without a history of cancer to compare pelvic floor conditions:

“Rates of pelvic floor disorders were lower among breast cancer survivors compared to controls but rates of surgical intervention did not differ and were higher for some conditions among breast cancer survivors. Implications for cancer survivors: Screening for these disorders should be considered as part of routine survivorship care.”

Read the whole study here.