Endometrial cancer is a cancer that develops in the uterus. Uterus is a pear-shaped organ in a woman; it is a place where fetal development takes place. Endometrial cancer begins in the lining of the uterus. It is also called as uterine cancer. It is detected at an early stage due to the regular abnormal vaginal bleeding produced, which prompts a woman to consult a doctor. The early detection of the disease helps in curing the condition.
There are two types of uterine cancer. They are:
The signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer are listed below.
The signs and symptoms may vary from one person to another. Sometimes, a few of the women do not show any symptoms of endometrial cancer. However, the above mentioned symptoms are a few common signs observed during endometrial cancer.
The cause for the development of endometrial cancer is the formation of the genetic mutations that change the normal, healthy cells to abnormal cells. These abnormal cells grow and multiply and increase in number forming a tumor in the endometrium leading to the formation of endometrial cancer.
The following are the tests performed for the diagnosis of endometrial cancer.
The following are the main treatments of breast cancer.
Following a healthy diet, being physically active and going for regular screenings will help in preventing the development of endometrial cancer.
This video is an informative animated presentation that explains in detail about Stem cell therapy. Stem cell transplant is a procedure that uses stem cells to treat a disease or condition. Currently, stem cell therapy only treats diseases and cancers of the blood.
This video discusses the HIPEC treatment used to fight Cancer in the abdominal cavity. First the doctors perform a cytoreductive surgery to remove tumors. All visible tumors on the liver, stomach, small intestines, colon, rectum, uterus, and ovaries.
Watch the video by Dr. Somashekhar S P to know the role of HIPEC in advanced ovarian and colorectal cancer. HIPEC treatment along with cytoreductive surgery can increase the chance of survival in the patients who are suffering from advanced colorectal cancer. However, the combination of these two procedures is the only treatment option for advanced ovarian cancer.
Few of the differences between HIPEC and IV/ Oral chemotherapy are: HIPEC: â€¢ HIPEC is a kind of chemotherapy that is used directly to peritoneum, whereas, oral/IV chemotherapy is used through oral or veins. â€¢ HIPEC requires single dose, whereas, oral/IV requires multiple doses orally or intravenously. â€¢ Unlike oral, there is not any systematic toxicity in HIPEC. Watch the video by Dr. Somshekhar S P to know how HIPEC is different from intravenous or oral chemotherapy
HIPEC is a method of cancer cure that works mainly in the peritoneal cavity What kind of cancers can be cured by HIPEC? The types of cancers and conditions it can be used to cure are: Mesothelioma Ovarian Cancer Colorectal cancers with peritoneal spread. HIPEC can also be sued for other carcinomas with a peritoneal spread as it functions mainly in the peritoneal cavity.
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