Woman Fighting For Life Claims Surgical Tool Spread Cancer
Viviana Ruscitto says a tool used during her hysterectomy caused cancer to spread in her body. She is now battling stage 4 uterine cancer.By Christine Slusser | August 13, 2015
A mother who went in for a routine hysterectomy in New Jersey is now fighting for her life after she says a tool used during the surgery caused cancer to spread.
Viviana Ruscitto has been diagnosed with stage 4 uterine cancer. She is blaming the use of a surgical tool called a power morcellator.
Morcellators are used in laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgery. They chop up tissue so it can be taken out of the body through a small opening. The 43-year-old patient says she believes the tool spread the cancer around.