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Category Archives: Endometrial Cancer

Traditionally external radiation for treating endometrial cancer was given with four-field technique. That is radiation beams were directed from anterior, posterior, right and left lateral sides. This technique did not spare any of organs within pelvis. With the invention of CAT scans, three-dimensional radiation therapy was developed. This technology was a CT-based treatment planning system Continue Reading

Long-term side effects of radiation for endometrial cancer are generally due to radiation to the other organs inside the pelvis. These include the bowel, the bladder, and the vagina. Radiation to the bowel can cause chronic diarrhea, bowel obstruction and fistula formation. A fistula is an abnormal connection or passageway between two organs that normally Continue Reading

Endometrial cancer is primarily treated with surgery unless, for medical reasons, patient can not undergo surgery. If based on surgical specimen the pathologist determines that the disease was early stage, patient may not need any additional treatment. The least amount of treatment needed would be addition of so called “internal radiation” or brachytherapy aka “vaginal Continue Reading

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