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Uterine Cancer — Overview, Symptoms, Treatments, and Other Resources.
Uterine Cancer (also known as Endometrial Cancer)
Comprehensive Guides
What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Uterus from the National Cancer Institute
This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet (NIH Publication No. 01-1562) has important information about cancer* of the uterus. In the United States, cancer of the uterus is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system. It accounts for six percent of all cancers in women in this country. Read more at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

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Endometrial Cancer Information for Patients from the Dana Farber Cancer Center
Endometrial cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the endometrium….Cancer of the endometrium is different from cancer of the muscle of the uterus, which is called sarcoma of the uterus. Refer to the PDQ summary on Uterine Sarcoma Treatment for more information. Read more at Dana Farber Cancer Center.

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Detailed Guide to Endometrial Cancer from the American Cancer Society
What Is It? Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention. Early Detection, Diagnosis, Staging. Talking With Your Doctor. Read more at the American Cancer Society.

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Fact Sheets, Tutorials, Interactive Tools, and other Interesting Information
Uterine Cancer Risk Questionnaire
An interactive questionnaire to assess a woman's personal risk for uterine cancer. Find your risk level at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

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Videos and Podcasts
Podcast Podcast: Women Be Aware
Dr. Mona Saraiya discusses the five types of cancers unique to women. Running time 3:37

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Clinical Practice Guidelines
ACR Appropriateness Criteria® endometrial cancer of the uterus.
Guideline Objective: To evaluate the appropriateness of radiologic examinations for the evaluation and staging of endometrial cancer of the uterus. See National Guideline Clearinghouse major recommendations.

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Management of endometrial cancer.
Guideline Objectives: To aid practitioners in making decisions about appropriate obstetric and gynecologic care. To review the risks and benefits of current treatment options to optimize treatment for women with endometrial cancer. See National Guideline Clearinghouse major recommendations.

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Important Articles from Medical Journals
Abstract: Absolute Risk of Endometrial Carcinoma During 20-Year Follow-Up Among Women With Endometrial Hyperplasia.
PURPOSE: The severity of endometrial hyperplasia (EH)-simple (SH), complex (CH), or atypical (AH)-influences clinical management, but valid estimates of absolute risk of clinical progression to carcinoma are lacking. Materials and METHODS: We conducted a case-control study nested in a cohort of 7,947 women diagnosed with EH (1970-2002) at one prepaid health plan who remained at risk for at least 1 year. Patient cases (N = 138) were diagnosed with carcinoma, on average, 6 years later (range, 1 to 24 years). Patient controls (N = 241) were matched to patient cases on age at EH, date of EH, and duration of follow-up, and they were counter-matched to patient cases on EH severity. See Abstract at PubMed.

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Abstract: Reproductive risk factors and endometrial cancer: The European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition.
Endometrial cancer risk has been associated with reproductive factors (age at menarche, age at menopause, parity, age at first and last birth, time since last birth, and use of oral contraceptives). However, these factors are closely inter-related and whether they act independently still requires clarification. We conducted a study to examine the association of menstrual and reproductive variables with the risk of endometrial cancer among the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and nutrition (EPIC).See Abstract at PubMed.

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Abstract: Body size, adult BMI gain and endometrial cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort.
The effect of body size and change in BMI on endometrial cancer risk across different racial/ethnic groups has not been studied. We examined the association between body size and endometrial cancer risk and potential effect modification of other risk factors among 50,376 women in the Multiethnic Cohort Study. During 10.3 years of follow-up, 463 endometrial cancer cases were identified. Epidemiologic data were collected from the baseline questionnaire. See Abstract at PubMed.

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Abstract: Coffee drinking and risk of endometrial cancer--a population-based cohort study.
Coffee drinking has been reported to have beneficial effects on insulin resistance, which has been directly associated with endometrial cancer. Although a relationship between coffee consumption and endometrial cancer risk is biologically plausible, this hypothesis has been previously explored in only 2 prospective studies, with a small number of cases. See Abstract at PubMed.

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Abstract: The role of lymphadenectomy in the management of preoperative grade 1 endometrial carcinoma.
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the accuracy of a preoperative grade 1 designation and role of lymphadenectomy in women with preoperative grade 1 endometrial cancer. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with preoperative grade 1 endometrial cancer from 1970 to 2006 was conducted. Inclusion criteria were preoperative grade 1 disease and hysterectomy with or without surgical staging. See Abstract at PubMed.

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Abstract: Is early stage endometrial cancer safely treated by laparoscopy? Complications of a multicenter study and review of recent literature.
BACKGROUND: To compare the complications after total laparoscopic hysterectomy (LPS) and abdominal hysterectomy with lymphadenectomy (LPT) for early stage endometrial cancer in a series of 226 women and to assess the disease-free survival and the recurrence rate. See Abstract at PubMed.

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Abstract: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy for endometrial cancer: Analysis of surgical performance.
OBJECTIVES: To provide an objective analysis of surgical performance of robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy (RALH) with lymphadenectomy for endometrial cancer during the learning phase of the procedure and to assess opportunities for improvement. See Abstract at PubMed.

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