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Endometrial Cancer

  • Informs on the presentation of endometrial cancer
  • Includes a tabulated summary of the various stages of endometrial cancer and possible management plans
  • Guides on how to live with endometrial cancer
  • Addresses common palliative issues

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological malignancy in the developed world. It is largely a disease of postmenopausal women, with a median age of 65 years. About 75% of women with endometrial cancer are diagnosed with early-stage disease (Crowder and Santoso 2001), and the disease has a low mortality. This chapter examines endometrial cancer; its patterns of spread, management, stages and more.

Contents include

  • Risk factors
  • Pre-invasive disease
  • Presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • Patterns of spread
  • Staging
  • Management
    • Surgery
    • Radiotherapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Summary of management
    • Follow-up
    • Recurrent disease
  • Living with endometrial cancer
  • Palliative issues
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Author / Editor Biographies

RN, CNC Gynae cancer
Jayne Maidens is a registered nurse and registered midwife who holds a certificate in oncology, a bachelor's degree in nursing, and a master's degree in public health. Her master's project focused on the surgical treatment of endometrial cancer. On completion of her general nursing training, Jayne spent two years in Scotland where she trained as a midwife. She has since worked as a cancer nurse in Sydney (Australia) for more than 20 years. Jayne's roles have included clinical nurse specialist in gynaecological oncology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, clinical nurse consultant in gynaecologica...
Huang Fang is a registered nurse and midwifery staff nurse. She holds a certificate in gynaecological oncology nursing, an advanced diploma in oncology nursing, and a bachelor's degree in nursing. Huang worked as a midwifery staff nurse, senior staff nurse, and Clinical Nurse Educator in China until April 1994. In 1994, she joined the KK Women's and Children's Hospital (Singapore). Huang has worked as an oncology nurse and senior oncology nurse in the Gynaecological Oncology Unit for more than ten years. She is a member of the Procedure Improvement Program of the Gynaeoncology Division and a m...

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