Is Endometrial Carcinoma Intrinsically More Aggressive in Elderly Patients? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma
  • Endometrial Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neoplasm Metastasis

abstract

  • Even when treated in a similar fashion, endometrial carcinoma patients age >/= 70 years appear to fare worse than younger patients independent of other poor prognostic factors. The rate of complications from adjuvant RT, despite a higher rate of comorbidity in elderly patients, was found to be similar in both age groups. Endometrial carcinoma appears to be intrinsically more aggressive in older patients, thus mandating further improvement in their treatment strategies.

publication date

  • December 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.11830

PubMed ID

  • 14635071

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2368

end page

  • 77

volume

  • 98

number

  • 11