What is Endometrial Cancer?
Cancer of the endometrium involves the inner lining of the womb (uterus) called endometrium.
Another condition with a similar name, called endometriosis, is a benign condition which occurs due to implantation of the endometrial tissue (stroma and glands) onto another location, like the outside of the uterus or lining of the pelvis, during menstruation.
The condition is most common after the age of 60 years. This cancer accounts for about 6 percent of all cancers in women.
Research shows that some women are more at risk of developing the cancer than others. The condition presents as vaginal bleeding. Any post-menopausal woman, who experiences vaginal bleed should not ignore it. She should immediately seek an appointment with her gynecologist. Sometimes, it is first noticed as vaginal spotting after sexual intercourse.
Surgery is the main cornerstone for the treatment of the endometrial cancer. The prognosis of the disease if diagnosed early is extremely good with a five-year survival of over 80%.
The benign leiomyoma is also called a fibroid tumor. The fibroids are common and usually require no treatment.
Latest Publications and Research on Endometrial CancerTubulin-ß-III overexpression by uterine serous carcinomas is a marker for poor overall survival after platinum/taxane chemotherapy and sensitivity to epothilones. - Published by PubMed
Self administered screening for hereditary cancers in conjunction with mammography and ultrasound. - Published by PubMed
Impact of weight change and weight cycling on risk of different subtypes of endometrial cancer. - Published by PubMed
Robotic single-site hysterectomy (RSS-H) vs. laparoendoscopic single-site hysterectomy (LESS-H) in early endometrial cancer: A double-Institution case-control study. - Published by PubMed
Predictive value of serum HE4 and CA125 concentrations in endometrial carcinoma. - Published by PubMed