Endometrial cancer: a review and current management strategies: part I

Gynecol Oncol. 2014 Aug;134(2):385-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.05.018. Epub 2014 Jun 4.


Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynecologic malignancy. A thorough understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management strategies for this cancer allows the obstetrician-gynecologist to identify women at increased risk, contribute toward risk reduction, and facilitate early diagnosis. The Society of Gynecologic Oncology's Clinical Practice Committee has reviewed the literature and created evidence-based practice recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. This article examines: • Risk factors, including genetic predisposition • Diagnostic and metastatic evaluation • Surgical management of early and advanced cancer, including lymphadenectomy in early cancer.

Keywords: Diagnosis; Endometrial cancer; Evaluation; Review; Risk factors; Surgery.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endometrial Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans