CARCINOMA ENDOMETRIUM

This cancer affects the uterus. An early detection by the cancer doctor would lead to cure through surgery and close follow-up. The choice of treatment invariably depends on the position and extent of cancer affection.

After confirming that the patient has endometrial cancer, the physician will require and recommend surgery for removal the uterus, ovaries and even fallopian tubes. The tissues that are removed in surgery by the best surgical oncologist are examined to find out the stage and grade of the cancer. Lymph nodes are also subjected to vigorous testing to ascertain if any cancer has spread out of the uterus area.

Several treatment options may be recommended depending on the severity of cancer. Surgery can be followed by Radiation Therapy to block any further growth and Chemotherapy may be opted for killing cancer cells. Identically, there will be series of follow-up checking for the ailing. Such patients may have symptoms like loss of weight, decreased appetite, cough, bleeding from vagina, rectum or bladder or likewise. Retention of any of these symptoms may result in the recurrence of cancer and put the patient to death.

DISCLAIMER
Oncology is an ever evolving field of medicine and is matter of research and development. The author per say does not claim the following to be guidelines of practice in oncology. These are part of patient awareness initiative by Dr. Suvadip Chakrabarti MCh (Surgical Oncology) to educate people at large of various options in Oncology. It should not be taken to be practice guidelines.