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08-03-2017 | Uterine cancer | Book chapter | Article

18. Endometrial Cancer

Authors: Allison L. Goetsch, Dana Kimelman, Teresa K. Woodruff

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Abstract

Gynecological cancers are more prevalent in postmenopausal women. In patients younger than 40 years old, the incidence is also significant. As fertility preservation is a big issue for cancer survivors, it is necessary to realize that treatment decisions are being made thinking on future fertility. When we talk about oncofertility, it is extremely important to take into account that each cancer has different effect on fertility, because of the disease and also because of its treatment. Cancer treatment includes surgery, hormonal treatment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and others. This chapter reviews endometrial cancer diagnosis, risk factors, treatments, and fertility preservation options.

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