Stages I-III Uterine Cancer

New Guidelines on Radiation Therapy After Surgery for Endometrial Cancer (07-9-2015)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued an endorsement of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) clinical practice guideline on postoperative radiation therapy for women with endometrial (uterine) cancer. The endorsement... Continue Reading

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (01-20-2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

Study Supports Laparoscopy for Uterine Cancer (03-5-2012)

Compared with traditional open surgery (laparotomy), laparoscopic surgery for uterine cancer results in quicker recovery, slightly higher recurrence rates, and similar overall survival. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Incidence of Lymphedema Resulting from Cancer Treatment (08-9-2010)

A systematic review of 47 studies evaluating treatment for melanoma, head and neck cancer, genitourinary cancers, gynecologic cancers, and sarcoma indicates that lymphedema is a common side effect of treatment for these diseases. These findings were recently... Continue Reading

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer Associated with Better Quality of Life (08-3-2010)

Laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer that is confined to the uterus is associated with less pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and better quality of life when compared with total abdominal hysterectomy, according to the results... Continue Reading

Vaginal Brachytherapy Effective for Endometrial Cancer (03-17-2010)

Among women who have undergone surgery for high-intermediate risk endometrial cancer, vaginal brachytherapy is as effective as pelvic external beam radiotherapy in the prevention of vaginal recurrence and produces fewer side effects. These results... Continue Reading

Adjuvant Radiation Therapy May Improve Survival in Stage III Uterine Cancer (10-22-2009)

Among women with node-positive Stage III uterine cancer, use of adjuvant (post-surgery) radiation therapy appears to improve survival. These results were published in Gynecologic Oncology. Stage III uterine cancer extends outside the uterus but remains... Continue Reading

Removal of Ovaries May Not Be Necessary in Young Women with Endometrial Cancer (03-8-2009)

Removal of Ovaries May Not Be Necessary in Young Women with Endometrial Cancer According to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, removal of the ovaries may not be necessary in young women treated with hysterectomy for... Continue Reading

Pelvic Lymphadenectomy Does Not Improve Survival in Stage I Endometrial Cancer (03-8-2009)

Pelvic Lymphadenectomy Does Not Improve Survival in Stage I Endometrial Cancer Pelvic lymphadenectomy (removal of pelvic lymph nodes) may be valuable for staging in endometrial cancer; however, it does not improve survival rates in women with Stage I... Continue Reading

Risk Factors Identified for Uterine Sarcoma Survival (03-8-2009)

Risk Factors Identified for Uterine Sarcoma Survival Survival for patients diagnosed with uterine leiomyosarcomas may be influenced by several factors. These findings were recently published in the journal Cancer. The uterus is located in the abdomen... Continue Reading

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