Uterine cancer

What is Uterine Cancer (Endometrium)?

Endometrial cancer, sometimes directly called uterine cancer, is a tumor that originates in the lining of the uterine wall. It is the most common cancer of female reproductive organs. However, it is often found at an early stage and can be fully treated surgically.

In order to understand how endometrial cancer develops, it is useful to first understand the structure of the uterus.
The uterus is the organ located at the top of the vagina and responsible for reproductive menstrual bleeding and carrying the fetus during pregnancy. The endometrium or intrauterine membrane forms the inner layer of the uterus and becomes thin after menopause and loses its function with the end of menstrual bleeding.
The most common symptom of endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. Although the vast majority of endometrial cancer cases are seen after menopause, abnormal bleeding at all ages should be carefully evaluated. Abnormal uterine bleeding (increased uterine bleeding). The diagnosis of endometrial cancer is made by taking a biopsy from the uterine wall.
As noted above, this cancer is often detected at an early stage and with appropriate surgical treatment, the vast majority of cases can be cured without the need for additional treatment.
Standard surgical treatment consists of removing the uterus and ovaries and sampling the lymph nodes. The best results in this surgical treatment, which requires special training, can be presented by gynecological oncology surgeons.
Dr. Derman Başaran is a physician who has been dealing only with women’s cancers and related conditions for more than 10 years and has been trained and served at top-level institutions both at home and abroad. When the specialist physicians in a clinic deal only with female cancers, the care and treatment success of the patients is at the highest level. For the most successful results in the treatment of your disease, make sure that there are gynecological oncology surgeons in the center where you are treated.

Laparoscopic / Robotic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery offers significant healing advantages compared to conventional open surgery. Studies have shown that endometrial cancer surgery can be safely performed laparoscopically or robotically.

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Recent studies in sampling of lymph node glands, which are part of endometrial cancer surgery, have shown that removing the first lymph nodes where the tumor was shed instead of removing all lymph nodes carries less surgical risk for patients.
Both laparoscopic / robotic surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy procedures should be performed by trained gynecological oncology surgeons.

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