Original Publication Date: 8 February, 2014
Publication / Source: Women's Health
Authors: Duangmani Thanapprapasr, Chalong Cheewakriangkrai, Puchong Likittanasombut, Kamolrat Thanapprapasr & David G Mutch
Among female-specific cancers worldwide, endometrial cancer is the third most common after breast cancer and cervical cancer. In addition, it is the most common gynecological cancer in the USA and Europe. The incidence of this disease appears to be increasing. The cause of this increase is multifactorial, but a few possible factors involved are increasing obesity, an aging population leading to more postmenopausal women and greater tamoxifen use. Surgery is generally the primary treatment of this disease and postoperative radiation therapy in some patients with high or intermediate risk may prevent locoregional recurrences.