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...

Urinary Tract Infection Prevention

Why is the new Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Guideline important? Urinary tract infections are the most common type of healthcare-associated infections, accounting for more than 30 percent of healthcare-associated infections reported by acute...

Urinary Tract Infection Pathophysiology

Urinary Tract Infection The vast majority of urinary tract infections are related to bacteria that live in the bowel, with Eschericia coli (E. coli) being the most commonly identified organism. Other microbes may be found and attributed to sexual activity, such as...

Underage Drinking Treatment

Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented?   Alcohol is the drug of choice among youth. Many young people are experiencing the consequences of drinking too much, at too early an age. As a result, underage drinking is a...