Uterine CancerInfo Center
Screening for DES Daughters
Regular cervical screenings are never a bad idea - especially for ladies born between 1947-1971, if their moms were given diethylstilbestrol to prevent miscarrying or premature birth.
Uterine Cancer? Maybe a Robot Can Help
Removal of the uterus with minimally invasive robot assistance can be just as effective as traditional surgery. But is the risk any higher for the cancer to return?
How Accurate Are Cancer Scans?
Body scans may just be the wave of the future. They’re far less invasive than biopsy or exploratory surgery. But can they really find cancer in the deep layers of the uterus?
Critical Nine-Week Window
Radiation therapy is no picnic, but the sooner the better when fighting uterine cancer. Delaying radiation treatment after surgery doesn’t appear to help long-term recovery.
Mapping the Mutations: Uterine Cancer Up Close
Understanding cancer these days is all about understanding genetic mutations. They are the root of cancer and must be mapped out to develop new and more successful treatments.
Birth Control for Uterine Cancer?
Every surgery comes with risks. Cancer specialists are searching for ways to treat early stage uterine cancer without surgery—and results are looking good.
Endometrial Cancer Tied to Obesity
Scientists think the link between endometrial or uterine cancer and obesity may lie in insulin levels gone awry. Treating obesity and insulin resistance could help prevent this cancer.
Can Vitamin E Prevent Cancer?
The rare disorder called Cowden Syndrome causes tumor-like growths all over the body. People with the condition are at risk of developing breast and thyroid cancers, among others. Research is making strides in changing those odds.
Does Eating Meat Increase Your Risk For Uterine Cancer?
You may have read that animal protein – particularly red meat – is associated with cancer. The China Study by T. Colin Campbell makes an impressive case. According to some, the type of iron in meat is what makes the difference.
Overtreatment Impacts Quality of Life
After primary treatment - such as surgery - is finished, many cancer patients begin what's called adjuvant therapy. This additional treatment may include radiation, chemotherapy and/or medication. Researchers now know that adjuvant therapy can be overdone.