Uterine Cancer News

New Guidelines on Radiation Therapy After Surgery for Endometrial Cancer (July 9, 2015)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued an endorsement of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) clinical practice guideline on postoperative radiation therapy for women with endometrial (uterine) cancer. The endorsement... Continue Reading

Weighing the Risks (August 12, 2014)

Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer... Continue Reading

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 20, 2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Incidence of Lymphedema Resulting from Cancer Treatment (August 9, 2010)

A systematic review of 47 studies evaluating treatment for melanoma, head and neck cancer, genitourinary cancers, gynecologic cancers, and sarcoma indicates that lymphedema is a common side effect of treatment for these diseases. These findings were recently... Continue Reading

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer Associated with Better Quality of Life (August 3, 2010)

Laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer that is confined to the uterus is associated with less pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and better quality of life when compared with total abdominal hysterectomy, according to the results... Continue Reading

High Circulating Vitamin D Levels Don’t Reduce Risk of Less Common Cancers (July 13, 2010)

High levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream do not appear to reduce the risk of seven less common cancers: endometrial, esophageal, stomach, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In fact, there was a suggestion that people with the... Continue Reading

Two Behaviors May Affect Risk of Endometrial Cancer (May 21, 2010)

Two recent studies have identified behaviors that may affect risk of endometrial cancer: physical activity, which may reduce risk, and perineal use of talcum powder, which may increase risk. Results from both of these studies were published in Cancer... Continue Reading

Vaginal Brachytherapy Effective for Endometrial Cancer (March 17, 2010)

Among women who have undergone surgery for high-intermediate risk endometrial cancer, vaginal brachytherapy is as effective as pelvic external beam radiotherapy in the prevention of vaginal recurrence and produces fewer side effects. These results... Continue Reading

Regular Aspirin Use May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer (February 18, 2010)

According to results from the Iowa Women’s Health Study, regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer but does not appear to affect the risk of endometrial cancer. These results were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers,... Continue Reading

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Recurrent Uterine Cancer

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 20, 2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

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Screening/Prevention Uterine Cancer

Weighing the Risks (August 12, 2014)

Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer... Continue Reading

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 20, 2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

High Circulating Vitamin D Levels Don’t Reduce Risk of Less Common Cancers (July 13, 2010)

High levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream do not appear to reduce the risk of seven less common cancers: endometrial, esophageal, stomach, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In fact, there was a suggestion that people with the... Continue Reading

Two Behaviors May Affect Risk of Endometrial Cancer (May 21, 2010)

Two recent studies have identified behaviors that may affect risk of endometrial cancer: physical activity, which may reduce risk, and perineal use of talcum powder, which may increase risk. Results from both of these studies were published in Cancer... Continue Reading

Regular Aspirin Use May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer (February 18, 2010)

According to results from the Iowa Women’s Health Study, regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer but does not appear to affect the risk of endometrial cancer. These results were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers,... Continue Reading

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Stage IV Uterine Cancer

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 20, 2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

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Stages I-III Uterine Cancer

New Guidelines on Radiation Therapy After Surgery for Endometrial Cancer (July 9, 2015)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued an endorsement of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) clinical practice guideline on postoperative radiation therapy for women with endometrial (uterine) cancer. The endorsement... Continue Reading

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 20, 2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Incidence of Lymphedema Resulting from Cancer Treatment (August 9, 2010)

A systematic review of 47 studies evaluating treatment for melanoma, head and neck cancer, genitourinary cancers, gynecologic cancers, and sarcoma indicates that lymphedema is a common side effect of treatment for these diseases. These findings were recently... Continue Reading

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer Associated with Better Quality of Life (August 3, 2010)

Laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer that is confined to the uterus is associated with less pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and better quality of life when compared with total abdominal hysterectomy, according to the results... Continue Reading

Vaginal Brachytherapy Effective for Endometrial Cancer (March 17, 2010)

Among women who have undergone surgery for high-intermediate risk endometrial cancer, vaginal brachytherapy is as effective as pelvic external beam radiotherapy in the prevention of vaginal recurrence and produces fewer side effects. These results... Continue Reading

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