I decided not to be part of the trial. basically When you enrol you get put in one of two groups. One group will have the standard radical hysterectomy which has about a 4% chance of cancer returning, or the other group has the simple hysterectomy which the leaflet said there is an 8% chance of cancer returning. Although the chances of my cancer returning is very minimal anyway, i decided that because I have two children I didn't want to risk doubling my chances of a recurring cancer. My surgeons have a very low rate of damage to the nerves and bladder problems so for me I just couldn't see the benefit of a simple hysterectom.
If the chances of an improved quality of life was greater after a simple hystectomy was better or the trial had been running a little longer or I hadn't had 2 little children to think about I would have done the trial, but had to do what was right for me. X