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Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 676032, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/676032
Review Article

Controversies in the Management of Endometrial Carcinoma: An Update

Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Box 242, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK

Received 31 July 2011; Revised 15 November 2011; Accepted 30 November 2011

Academic Editor: Thomas Herzog

Copyright © 2012 Mohamed K. Mehasseb and John A. Latimer. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Endometrial carcinoma is the commonest type of female genital tract malignancy in the developed countries. Endometrial carcinoma is usually confined to the uterus at the time of diagnosis and as such usually carries an excellent prognosis with high curability. Our understanding and management of endometrial cancer have continuously developed. Current controversies focus on screening and early detection, the extent of nodal surgery, and the changing roles of radiation therapy and chemotherapy and will be discussed in this paper.