Endometrial cancer is also known as uterine cancer or cancer of uterus in common parlance. This cancer originates in the uterus. The uterus is the concave, pear-shaped pelvic organ in females.

Endometrial cancer is easily be identified in early stages as it recurrently creates intermittent bleeding from vagina. Mostly gynecologists are the first point of contact for cases like these. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has team of best gynecologists for early diagnosis & best treatment of Uterine Cancers in Lucknow and Uttar Pradesh.

Symptoms

UTERINE CANCER CAN BE CURED IF DETECTED EARLY

If one can identify the symptoms & gets an early treatment, the Uterine cancer can be cured completely.

The symptoms of Head and neck cancer include

  • The symptoms of Endometrial cancer include
  • Vaginal bleeding past menopause
  • Unusual bleeding between periods
  • An unusual, dilute or blood-tinged discharge from vagina
  • Pain in the pelvic area
  • Pain during sex

In case of persistence of any of these signs one should immediately approach gynecologists or if symptoms are severe then one should immediately approach oncologists for further evaluation.

Risk Factors

Factors that add to the risk of endometrial or cancer of uterus include:

  • Changes in the Hormones Balance in Women: Ovaries produce two main hormones estrogen and progesterone. Imbalance in levels of these hormones causes changes in the endometrium. A condition that increases the levels of estrogen, but not that of the progesterone, can increase the risk of endometrial cancer
  • More Years of Menstruation: Early menstruation or commencing menopause at an later age can increase the risk of endometrial cancer
  • Never Been Pregnant: Women who have never conceived fall under the higher risk category
  • Older Age: Older women who have undergone menopause are at a greater risk to develop endometrial cancer
  • Obesity: Obesity increases the risk of endometrial cancer as the excess body fat alters the body's hormonal balance
  • Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer: Women with breast cancer who undertake hormone therapy have an augmented risk of developing endometrial cancer
  • An Inherited Colon Cancer Syndrome: HNPCC (Genetic nonpolyposis colorectal cancer) is a condition that boosts the risk of colon cancer and other cancers, together with the endometrial cancer

Diagnosis

Tests and procedures used to diagnose endometrial cancer include:

  • Pelvic examination
  • Ultrasound study
  • Using hysteroscope to examine the endometrium
  • Biopsy
  • Performing surgery to remove tissue for testing

Stages Of Endometrial Cancer

Once the cancer has been detected, the doctor works to ascertain the stage of the cancer. Tests to detect the same may include a chest X-ray, a CT scan, PET scan and blood investigations. The concluding determination of the cancer's stage may not be made until or after the surgery.

Stages of endometrial cancer include:

  • Stage I - Cancer found only in the uterus
  • Stage II - Cancer is present both in the uterus and cervix
  • Stage III - Cancer has stretched beyond the uterus, but hasn't got to the rectum and bladder though the pelvic area lymph nodes may be affected
  • Stage IV - Cancer has spread beyond the pelvic region and can have an effect on the bladder, rectum and other parts of your body

Endometrial Cancer Treatment

Treatment for endometrial cancer will depend on factors such as the stage, general health and preferences. Based on these factors, one or any of the below mentioned treatment methods will be advised.

Surgery

Surgical procedure to remove the uterus is recommended for most women with endometrial cancer. Most women with endometrial cancer undergo hysterectomy, where the fallopian tubes and ovaries are also removed. (salpingo-oophorectomy).

During surgery, the surgeon will also inspect the areas around the uterus to look for signs that cancer has spread. The surgeon may also remove lymph nodes for testing as it helps in determining the stage of cancer.apollo lucknow is the best centre to choose for endometrial or uterus cancer surgery as apollo lucknow had multidisplinary team of gynaecologist ,oncologist ,oncosurgeon, radiation specliast ,nuclear medicine specialist who offer the most advanced surgical option for cancer treatment.

Radiation

Radiation therapy uses strong energy beams to kill the cancer cells. In some instances, the doctor may propose radiation to reduce risk of a cancer recurrence post surgery. In certain conditions, radiation therapy may also be suggested ahead of surgery, to shrink a tumor making it easier to remove.

If the patient is not healthy enough to undergo surgery, doctors may suggest only radiation therapy. In women with advanced endometrial cancer, radiation therapy may support to control cancer-related pain.

Radiation therapy can involve:

External Beam Radiation: During this procedure the patient lies on a table while a machine directs radiation to specific points on to the body

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy involves taking medications that influence hormone levels in the body. Hormone therapy may be an option if advanced endometrial cancer has been detected apollo Lucknow offers the best possible hormonal treatment for cancer of uterus as the evaluation and dosage is beg decided by oncologist and therapy is done under supervision of oncologist with trained and experienced staff dedicated for cancer wing and options include:

  • Medications to augment the levels of progesterone in the body
  • Medications to decrease the levels of estrogen in the body

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses chemicals to eradicate the cancer cells. Chemotherapy may be suggested for women with advanced or recurring endometrial cancer that has advanced beyond the uterus.

Why Choose Apollomedics

Apollo Hospital Lucknow has been a pioneer and has become one of the best hospital in LUCKNOW & uttar pradesh for Uterus cancer and in introducing comprehensive screening protocols for early detection of Utrerus cancer. A suite of preventive health checks, advanced imaging & diagnosis techniques, has been an Apollo Lucknow hallmark.

As a forerunner in the treatment of Uterus cancer,  Lucknow Apollo Hospitals has performed numerous surgeries, and has established itself as one of the best centers for Uterus cancer treatment.

Apollo lucknow represents the amalgamation of the finest talent, best gynecologist for identification and management of Uterus cancer, best cancer surgeon, oncoplastic surgeon, latest equipment and deep expertise in combating Uterus cancer. The team uses the best of surgical procedures, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy to deliver best-in-class clinical outcomes. Apollo LUCKNOW offers a high-end form of radiation oncology that has myriad advantages while treating Uterus Cancers. Due to precise targeting, radiation therapy reduces radiation to other nearby organs.

For any query related to Uterus Cancer or to book an appointment with our Uterus Cancer Experts

Please contact our 24x7 Cancer Care Helpline: 8429029820 or 8429029849.

 

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