The treatment of endometrial cancer may depend on various factors including the type of endometrial cancer, stage of the disease, grade of the tumor, patient’s preference (for example, to retain fertility or not), performance status of the patient, along with other factors.
Following are the preferred treatment approaches for different stages of endometrial cancer, but the final decision is taken after clinical assessment of the patient by an oncologist.
|I||In case of Stage I endometrial cancer, after hysterectomy, the patient may be kept on observation or may be given radiation therapy with/without chemotherapy depending on stage, grade and other risk factors.|
|II||In case of Stage II endometrial cancer, after hysterectomy, patient requires radiation therapy with/without chemotherapy in most cases.|
|III||In case of Stage III endometrial cancer, surgery (performed only if all cancer tissue can be removed) followed by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy is considered as the standard treatment.|
In case of Stage IV endometrial cancer, hormone therapy or chemotherapy is generally considered as the standard treatment.
Surgery and or radiotherapy may also be employed alongside hormone therapy or chemotherapy as palliative treatment to relieve symptoms.
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Following is the brief description of various treatment types employed for endometrial cancer:
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