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  Endometrial cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The incidence of endometrial cancer in women in the U.S. is 1 % to 2 %.
Transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate the endometrial thickness in women with postmenopausal bleeding is increasingly being used to evaluate for endometrial cancer.
Patients with newly-diagnosed endometrial cancer do not routinely undergo imaging studies, such as CT scans to evaluate for extent of disease, since this is of low yield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Endometrial_cancer   (1128 words)

 Endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer (also called uterine cancer) is the fourth most common type of cancer among women and the most common gynecologic cancer.
Although endometrial cancer generally occurs in women who have gone through menopause and are 45 years of age or older, 30% of the women with endometrial cancer are younger than 40 years of age.
Endometrial cancer is categorized into four stages (I, II, III, and IV) that are subdivided (A, B, and possibly C) based on the depth or spread of cancerous tissue.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/endometrial_cancer.jsp   (2630 words)

 National Cancer Institute - Endometrial Cancer Treatment
Endometrial cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the endometrium.
Cancer of the endometrium is different from cancer of the muscle of the uterus, which is called sarcoma of the uterus.
Endometrial biopsy: The removal of tissue from the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) by inserting a thin, flexible tube through the cervix and into the uterus.
www.cancer.gov /cancerinfo/pdq/treatment/endometrial/patient   (537 words)

 THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 18, Ch. 241, Gynecologic Neoplasms
Endometrial cancer is more common in women with conditions that tend to result in unopposed estrogen (high circulating levels of estrogen with no or low levels of progesterone), such as unopposed estrogen replacement therapy, obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome, nulliparity, late menopause, estrogen-producing tumors, anovulation, or oligo-ovulation.
Endometrial hyperplasia usually precedes endometrial cancer and is classified by the degree of cytologic atypia.
Endometrial cancer may spread from the surface of the uterine cavity to the cervical canal; through the myometrium to the serosa and into the peritoneal cavity; via the lumen of the fallopian tube to the ovary, broad ligament, and peritoneal surfaces; via the bloodstream, leading to distant metastases; or via the lymphatics.
www.merck.com /mrkshared/mmanual/section18/chapter241/241a.jsp   (855 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
The Pap smear is not reliable as a screening procedure in endometrial cancer, though a retrospective study found a strong correlation between positive cervical cytology and high-risk disease (i.e., high-grade tumor and deep myometrial invasion) [2] as well as an increased risk of nodal disease.
Among 115 patients with advanced endometrial cancer who were treated with progestins, 75% (42 of 56 patients) of those with detectable progesterone receptors in their tumors before treatment responded, compared to only 7% without detectable progesterone receptors (4 of 59 patients).
Kauppila A: Oestrogen and progestin receptors as prognostic indicators in endometrial cancer.
www.meb.uni-bonn.de /cancer.gov/CDR0000062903.html   (4567 words)

 Endometrial Cancer:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Cancer of the endometrium is the most common gynecologic malignancy and accounts for 6% of all cancers in women.
The most common endometrial cancer cell type is endometrioid adenocarcinoma, which is composed of malignant glandular epithelial elements; an admixture of squamous metaplasia is not uncommon.
Stage I endometrial cancer is carcinoma confined to the corpus uteri.
www.acor.org /cnet/62903.html   (3714 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer is a cancer that develops from the inner lining of the womb (uterus).
Nearly all endometrial cancers are cancers of the glandular cells found in the lining of the uterus.
The tissue is obtained by endometrial biopsy or by a D and C (dilation and curettage).
www.columbiahealthnet.org /Cancer_Directory/endometrial.htm   (848 words)

 Cancer, Endometrial cancer
Cancer and Treatment Information, Endometrial Cancer - An overview of the disease from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Tamoxifen and Endometrial Cancer - Breast cancer patients who are treated with Tamoxifen may have increased risk for endometrial cancer.
The National Cancer Institute is conducting a study to answer the question whether patients with early stage Endometrial cancer can take the ERT to treat postmenopausal symdrome.
www.cancerlinksusa.com /endometrium.htm   (447 words)

 Endometrial cancer - MayoClinic.com
Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women.
Endometrial cancer is sometimes called uterine cancer, but there are other cells in the uterus that can become cancerous — such as muscle or myometrial cells.
Endometrial cancer is often detected at an early stage because it frequently produces vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods or after menopause.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/endometrial-cancer/DS00306   (316 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer is a common type of cancer among women.
Although the exact cause of Endometrial cancer is unknown, there are several factors that increase a woman’s risk of developing this particular cancer.
Endometrial cancers have a good chance of being cured because there are symptoms that are evident very early on in the disease.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/e/endocancer.htm   (1137 words)

 Endometrial Cancer - Research, Treatment, Symptoms & Diagnosis
Endometrial Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells from the inner lining of the uterus.
Fortunately the symptoms of endometrial cancer usually appear early in the disease.
A woman's risk of developing endometrial cancer is related to her lifetime exposure to the female hormone, estrogen.
www.womenshealthmatters.ca /centres/cancer/endometrial   (184 words)

 Endometrial Cancer -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Cancer of the lining of the uterus (sometimes called the womb) is called endometrial cancer.
Endometrial cancer is most common in women who are 50 to 60 years old, or older.
Endometrial cancer can be diagnosed by using endometrial biopsy or by dilatation and curettage (D and C) of the uterus.
familydoctor.org /handouts/021.html   (644 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
Cancer of the endometrium, the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs, is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the endometrium.
The exact cause of endometrial cancer is not known, and there is no medical cure for it at this time.
endometrial biopsy - a procedure in which an endometrial tissue sample is obtained by using a small flexible tube that is inserted into the uterus.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/adult_gyneonc/endometr.cfm   (703 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer of the uterus (sometimes called uterine cancer) is the most common cancer of the female reproductive tract.
Endometrial cancer mainly affects of older women at an average age of 55-65 years.
Endometrial cancer affects the lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium.
www.crouse.org /services/women/endometrial.html   (685 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
After endometrial cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the uterus or to other parts of the body.
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping the cells from dividing.
Treatment of stage IIA endometrial cancer is usually a combination of therapies, including internal and external radiation therapy and surgery.
www.meb.uni-bonn.de /cancer.gov/CDR0000062964.html   (2714 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer occurs when cells of the endometrium undergo a transformation and begin to grow and multiply without the control mechanisms that normally limit their growth.
Cancer is dangerous because it overwhelms healthy cells by taking their space and the oxygen and nutrients they need to survive and function.
Cancerous tumors may encroach on and invade neighboring organs or lymph nodes, or they may enter the bloodstream and spread to the bones or distant organs, such as the lungs.
www.emedicinehealth.com /endometrial_cancer/article_em.htm   (550 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
Most cases of endometrial cancer are diagnosed in an early stage when women see their health professionals because of postmenopausal bleeding.
An endometrial biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of endometrial cancer.
Once endometrial cancer is confirmed, surgery is usually performed to remove the uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes (hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy), and sometimes the pelvic lymph nodes.
www.peacehealth.org /kbase/topic/major/tm6524/examtest.htm   (561 words)

 Endometrial Cancer - Overview, Types, & Incidence - oncologychannel
Uterine cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer (i.e., cancer that originates in female reproductive system).
Endometrial cancer, which originates in the inner lining of the uterus, accounts for about 90% of uterine cancers.
Incidence of uterine cancer increases after menopause and approximately 75% of cases are diagnosed in postmenopausal patients.
www.oncologychannel.com /endometrialcancer   (304 words)

 eMedicine - Endometrial Carcinoma : Article by William T Creasman, MD
Nevertheless, because of the high risk of endometrial cancer in these individuals and because of the potential life-threatening nature of this disease, HNPCC patients should be so informed and screening is certainly suggested.
One of the difficulties with using the endometrial stripe as a criterion for further diagnostic tests (eg, endometrial biopsy) is that several conditions may be present that yield a false reading on the endometrial stripe.
The prognostic factors of the endometrial cancer precursor 1 score (ie, myometrial invasion, DNA ploidy, and mean shortest nuclear axis) have been evaluated, and in at least one study, multivariant analysis was noted to be important prognostically.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic674.htm   (4301 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer is the most common type of uterine cancer.
Although the exact cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, increased levels of estrogen appear to have a role.
Cancer may involve the lymph nodes in the pelvis or near the aorta (the major artery in the abdomen).
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000910.htm   (941 words)

 Endometrial cancer
Because endometrial cancer is more likely to be successfully treated the earlier it's diagnosed, see your doctor if you experience any signs or symptoms of the disease — including vaginal bleeding or discharge not related to your periods, pelvic pain or pain during intercourse.
If your doctor suspects endometrial cancer, you may be referred to a gynecologist — a doctor who specializes in conditions affecting the female reproductive system.
The progestin used in treating endometrial cancer is administered in different doses from the progestin used in hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00306.html   (3274 words)

 Endometrial cancer
The choice of treatment and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer (whether it is in the endometrium only, involves the whole uterus, or has spread to other places in the body), the type of cancer, the size of the tumor, and the patient's general health.
After endometrial cancer has been diagnosed (found), tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the uterus or to other parts of the body.
Cancer is not found in the cervix (the canal between the uterus and the vagina).
cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk /cancernet/201176.html   (2602 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in the United States.
According to a study on the risks of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) and endometrial cancer, people who use ERT long-term (greater than two years) are at an increased risk for endometrial cancer and their prognosis is much worse (Bergman et al., 2000).
Endometrial cancer affects women both young and old and no matter the age this diagnosis is difficult.
learn.sdstate.edu /craigg/Brekke.html   (1232 words)

 Endometrial Cancer
The most common female genital cancer is endometrial cancer, in which cancer cells are attached to the lining or the muscular wall of the uterus (womb).
Endometrial cancer is linked to high levels of the female sex hormone called estrogen.
Endometrial cancer is general treated with hormone therapy, surgery, chemotherapy or a combination of these approaches.
www.csmc.edu /5342.html   (460 words)

 Endometrial cancer
Because most uterine cancers occur in the inner layer of the uterus called the endometrium (En-doe-mee-tree-um), cancer of the uterus is often called endometrial cancer.
Cancer of the uterus does not often occur before menopause, but it often occurs around the time menopause begins.
Endometrial cancer is seen mostly in women between the ages of fifty and seventy.
www.harthosp.org /HealthInfo/scripts/scr0275.htm   (289 words)

 Sloan-Kettering - Endometrial Cancer
Cancer of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States today.
Endometrial cancer is often found at its earliest, most curable, stages by women who notice abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Endometrial cancer is the most frequent tumor of the female reproductive system.
www.mskcc.org /mskcc/html/317.cfm   (255 words)

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