Uterine Cancer Diagnosis

General Information About Endometrial Cancer KEY POINTS Endometrial cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the endometrium. Obesity and having metabolic syndrome may increase the risk of endometrial cancer. Taking tamoxifen for...

Yellow Fever

Epidemiology and Transmission Yellow fever, a form of hemorrhagic fever, is an acute infectious disease that is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa, Central, and South America. Yellow fever is caused by a flavivirus that is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. These...

Uterine Cancer Treatment

KEY POINTS There are different types of treatment for patients with endometrial cancer. Five types of standard treatment are used: Surgery Radiation therapy Chemotherapy Hormone therapy Targeted therapy New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials....

Uterine Cancer Staging

Stages of Endometrial Cancer KEY POINTS After endometrial cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the uterus or to other parts of the body. There are three ways that cancer spreads in the body. Cancer may spread from...

Uterine Cancer Pathophysiology

General Information About Endometrial Cancer Cancer of the endometrium is the most common gynecologic malignancy in the United States and accounts for 6% of all cancers in women. The majority of cases are diagnosed at an early stage and are amenable to treatment with...