How to Manage Endometrial Cancer Effectively?

Q:

How to manage endometrial cancer?

A:

Treatment option depends on stages of endometrial cancer. The common treatments are as follow:

  • Stage 1 requires total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The role of lymphadenectomy is debated
  • The use of progestogen in the treatment is also effective for stage IA endometrial cancer. It is an option for those women who want to preserve their fertility.
  • In stage II, radical hysterectomy should be used with systematic pelvic node clearance. Lymphadenectomy is important for staging and as a guide for adjuvant therapy.
  • Stage III and IV are best treated with maximal de-bulking surgery in those women with good performance status and tumor that be removed.
  • Compared to open surgery, laparoscopic methods are undertaken with equivalent survival rates and better postoperative recovery rate.
  • If surgery is not possible because of medical contra-indications, external beam radiotherapy may be used in this situation.
  • Recurrence may respond to radiotherapy. Radical radiotherapy for local recurrence is effective in over half the cases
  • Chemotherapy increases survival time after primary surgery by approximately 25% relative to radiotherapy in stage III and IV endometrial cancer.
  • Systematic treatment of metastatic and relapsed disease may involve endocrine therapy or cytotoxic chemotherapy.

 

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