Uterine cancers: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology™ Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Uterine Neoplasms

abstract

  • Adenocarcinoma of the endometrium is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract in the United States. Many physicians believe that adenocarcinoma of the endometrium is a relatively benign disease because of the early symptoms of irregular vaginal bleeding in this predominantly postmenopausal patient population, the often-localized nature of the disease, and the generally high survival rate. However, the estimated number of deaths from endometrial cancer continues to increase, indicating the need for a critical reassessment of the guidelines for managing endometrial cancer. Physicians must identify high-risk patients and tailor treatment appropriately to provide the best opportunity for long-term survival. © Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

publication date

  • May 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16687093

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 438

end page

  • 62

volume

  • 4

number

  • 5