HIV infection significantly decreases survival among women with invasive cervical cancer, according to a study conducted in Botswana. This was the case even though most women with HIV received antiretroviral therapy.
The use of electric power morcellation for hysterectomy has declined since the FDA warned that the procedure, which fragments the uterus into smaller pieces, may result in the spread of undetected malignancies.
The incidence of early-stage prostate cancer in men 50 years and older continued a decline reported earlier, with lower rates in 2013 compared to 2012. This is a likely result of the October 2011 recommendation from the USPSTF against routine PSA testing in all men.