Endometrial Carcinoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 19, 2018
  • Author: William T Creasman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is endometrial carcinoma?

What are the signs and symptoms of endometrial carcinoma?

How is endometrial carcinoma diagnosed?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma?

Which procedures are performed in the evaluation of endometrial carcinoma?

How is endometrial carcinoma treated?

What is endometrial carcinoma?

What are the risk factors for endometrial carcinoma?

Which factors may decrease the risk of endometrial carcinoma?

Which medical conditions increase the risk for endometrial carcinoma?

How does family history affect the risk for developing endometrial carcinoma?

What are the phenotype characteristics of endometrial carcinoma?

What is the prevalence of endometrial carcinoma in the US?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of endometrial carcinoma?

What is the prognosis of endometrial carcinoma?

What are the prognostic factors for endometrial cancer?

How does histologic differentiation affect the prognosis of endometrial carcinoma?

How does myometrial invasion affect the prognosis of endometrial carcinoma?

What is the role of peritoneal cytology in determining the prognosis of endometrial carcinoma?

Which factors increase the risk for lymph node metastasis in endometrial carcinoma?

What are the survival rates for endometrial carcinoma?

Which factor is used to predict recurrence of endometrial carcinoma?

What are the possible complications of endometrial carcinoma?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of endometrial carcinoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of endometrial carcinoma?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of endometrial carcinoma?

What is the role of molecular biological evaluation in the diagnosis and prognosis of endometrial carcinoma?

What is the role of pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy in the treatment of endometrial carcinoma?

Workup

What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma?

What is the role of hydroultrasonography in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma?

What is the role of dilation and curettage in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of endometrial carcinoma?

How is endometrial carcinoma staged?

What is the histopathology and degree of differentiation of endometrial carcinoma?

Treatment

How is endometrial carcinoma treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of endometrial carcinoma?

What is the efficacy of surgery for endometrial carcinoma?

Guidelines

What are the guidelines for endometrial carcinoma screening?

What is the link between Lynch syndrome and endometrial carcinoma?

What are the NCCN joint guidelines for genetic testing of women with endometrial carcinoma?

What are the NCCN guidelines for surveillance and risk reduction in women with endometrial carcinoma and Lynch syndrome?

What are the ACOG-SGO joint guidelines for genetic testing of women with endometrial carcinoma?

What are the ACOG-SGO joint guidelines for surveillance and risk reduction in women with endometrial carcinoma?

What are the ESM-ESGO-ESTR joint treatment guidelines for women with Lynch syndrome?

What are the NCI guidelines for endometrial carcinoma prevention?

What are the ACS guidelines for endometrial carcinoma prevention?

What are the guidelines for the initial evaluation of suspected endometrial carcinoma?

What are the systems used to stage endometrial carcinoma?

How are endometrial sarcomas staged?

What are the guidelines for delineating endometrial carcinoma treatment groups?

What are the guidelines for adjuvant therapy in the treatment of endometrial carcinoma?

What are the ASTRO guidelines for postoperative radiation therapy in the treatment of endometrial carcinoma?

What are the ESMO-SGO treatment guidelines for advanced and metastatic endometrial carcinoma?

What are the surveillance guidelines for endometrial carcinoma?