Living Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Gynecology

pp 1-9

Date: Latest Version

Diagnosis and Management of the Cancer of the Uterus

  • Kristy WardAffiliated withDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville Email author 
  • , Amy R. CarrollAffiliated withFlorida State College at Jacksonville Email author 


Uterine cancer is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract. Treatment of uterine cancer is related to cell type, grade, and stage. However, the vast majority of uterine cancers will be low grade, early stage endometrial cancers with obesity being the primary risk factor associated with these cancers. Surgery is an important part of staging and management of uterine cancers.


Uterine cancer HNPCC Lynch syndrome Endometrial cancer Sarcoma Staging endometrial stromal cancer