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4 Steps in Fighting Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer is a kind of cancer that starts in the uterus.  Uterus is the pelvic organ in women which has a pear-shaped and the place where the fetal development takes place.  Endometrial cancer normally starts in the layer of the cells forming the lining of the uterus or also known as endometrium.  Endometrial cancer is also called uterine cancer.  There are other types of cancer that can develop in the uterus but the most common type is the endometrial cancer. Continue reading

2010 FIGO endometrial cancer staging

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging systems for vulva, cervix, endometrium, and sarcomas have been revised for the first time in over a decade. The purpose of the staging system is to provide uniform terminology for better communication among health professionals and to provide appropriate prognosis to the patients which results in treatment improvement. This is a constantly evolving process as new therapeutic modalities are developed, new imaging and surgical approaches are applied, and more prognostic information becomes available. The previous system did not reflect the prognosis in some patient subsets where medical research and practice have shown explosive growth of new knowledge in recent years.  Continue reading