Screening for Endometrial Cancer – Present Status

Kushtagi, Pralhad and Ballal, Priya K (2012) Screening for Endometrial Cancer – Present Status. Trendz Med World , 5.

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Incidence of endometrial cancer is increasing in parallel with the longer life expectancy, increasing obesity and falling fertility rates. Screening of asymptomatic postmenopausal women has not shown significant advantage and studies have not addressed to the survival benefit. Postmenopausal bleeding is the leading symptom requiring attention. Transvaginal sonographic measurement of endometrial thickness may help in triaging the women requiring endometrial biopsy for diagnosis. Women at high risk should be monitored even before menopause and those with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer mutations need surveillance from as early as 35 years. Education of patients and physicians about the significance of postmenopausal bleeding is the greatest screening tool available.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endometrial cancer; screening; endometrial thickness; transvaginal sonography; endometrial biopsy; biomarkers
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 06:44
Last Modified: 18 May 2012 06:44

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