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Endometrial Carcinoma

  • Shen-yi Li
  • En-yu Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Shen-yi Li, En-yu Wang
    Pages 1-22
  3. Shen-yi Li, En-yu Wang
    Pages 23-58
  4. Shen-yi Li, En-yu Wang
    Pages 59-92
  5. Shen-yi Li, En-yu Wang
    Pages 93-158
  6. Shen-yi Li, En-yu Wang
    Pages 159-184
  7. Shen-yi Li, En-yu Wang
    Pages 185-225

About this book

Introduction

During the past 20 years, endometrial carcinoma has continued to increase in frequency and it is quite possible that this carcinoma will become the major gynecologic malignancy in the future. For many years, endometrial carcinoma was considered less malignant than other gynecologic malignancies, simple hysterectomy and bil­ ateral salpingo-oophorectomy or surgery combined with radiation being effective in certain circumstances. It is unfortunate to note that the global 5-year survival rate for patients with advanced or recurrent endometrial carcinoma has improved only slightly. Therefore any complacency regarding this 'benign malignancy' should be reconsidered. There is a growing awareness of the nature of end­ ometrial carcinoma, with advances in our knowledge ranging from its etiology through its epidemiology to its clinical findings. This volume has been designed to fill a hiatus in the literature in China. To achieve this aim, we have attempted to review the world-wide advances on endometrial carcinoma and summarize systematically and comprehensively this common gynecologic malig­ nancy, including the clinical experiences gathered at the Cancer Institute (Hospital) of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences since 1958 as well as a brief description of the psychological problems in patients with gyneco­ logic cancers.

Keywords

Gynäkologische Onkologie Staging carcinoma cell classification endometrium hormones imaging oncology pathogenesis pathology pregnancy radiotherapy surgery tumor

Authors and affiliations

  • Shen-yi Li
    • 1
  • En-yu Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Gynecologic Oncology DepartmentCancer Institute (Hospital) Chinese Academy of Medical SciencesBeijingP.R.China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74821-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51273-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74821-9
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