Evidence of Harms
Abnormal ultrasound typically requires further investigation including endometrial biopsy. The evidence is solid that endometrial biopsy (sampling) may result in discomfort,bleeding,infection,and rarely uterine perforation. A study designed to evaluate performance,patient acceptance,and cost-effectiveness of blind biopsy,hysteroscopy with biopsy,and ultrasound,in 683 women with vaginal ...
Evidence of Benefit
Transvaginal ultrasound (TVU),measuring endometrial thickness (ET),and endometrial sampling with cytological examination have been proposed as possible screening modalities for endometrial cancer. The Pap test,used successfully for screening for cervical cancer,is too insensitive to be used as a screening technique for detection of endometrial cancer.[ 1 ] Occasionally,however,the Pap test ...
Stages of Endometrial Cancer
After endometrial cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the uterus or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out whether the cancer has spread within the uterus or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage ..
Stage Information for Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors and Neoplasia
Hydatidiform Mole (HM) HM (molar pregnancy) is disease limited to the uterine cavity. Invasive Mole (Chorioadenoma Destruens) Invasive mole (chorioadenoma destruens) is a locally invasive,rarely metastatic lesion. Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia Definitions of TNM and FIGO The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and the Féderation Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique (FIGO) ...
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PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about the treatment of uterine sarcoma. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS AND UPDATES ...
Stage II Endometrial Cancer
Many combinations of preoperative intracavitary and external-beam radiation therapy with hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy are used for treatment of stage II endometrial cancer,with careful biopsy of the para-aortic nodes at the time of surgery. When microscopic cervical stromal involvement is found,postoperative radiation therapy (external-beam radiation therapy and vaginal ...
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Evidence of Harm
The major potential harm of screening for cervical cancer lies in the detection of many lesions such as ASCUS (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance) and LSIL (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions) that would never progress to cervical cancer. Women with LSIL or HSIL (high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions) on Papanicolaou (Pap) testing are usually referred for ...
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