This study is to determine the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in women
undergoing surgery for gynecologic malignancy.
Lower urinary tract symptoms, including urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, urgency,
frequency, fecal incontinence, as well as sexual dysfunction, is directly affected by
gynecologic malignancies and the surgical and medical management of those malignancies.
Increased risk of injury to the urinary tract is a recognized complication of surgical and
medical therapy of gynecologic malignancies. To date, only a few studies have looked at the
incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms at the time of diagnosis of gynecologic malignancy
and prior to treatment, and there have been no published studies describing the incidence of
sexual dysfunction at the time of diagnosis and prior to therapy of gynecologic
malignancies. However, sexual dysfunction has been described in patients with urinary
incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and following surgery for incontinence and pelvic
- Subjects with a new diagnosis of gynecologic malignancy who plan to undergo surgical
management, including cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancer.
- Subjects less than 18 years of age
- Subjects unable to give informed consent