Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer, but it also is highly curable when found early. North Shore-LIJ gynecologic oncologists are leading the field in the early detection of this cancer, providing better outcomes to our patients.
What Is Endometrial Cancer?
Endometrial cancer is a disease of the lining of the uterus. It is different than uterine cancer
, which affects the muscle of the uterus. According to the American Cancer Society, about 42,000 new cases of endometrial cancer were diagnosed in 2009.
Endometrial cancer is unusual in women under the age of 40. Risk factors for this disease may include obesity and estrogen replacement therapy.
Comprehensive Treatment Approach
Endometrial cancer can be treated with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. Very often a combination of these treatments will be offered. North Shore-LIJ gynecologic oncologists will determine the best treatment regimen for each patient based on how advanced the cancer is and the overall health of the patient.