Fertility sparing approach in young women with endometrial cancer


Authors: Z. Hejl 1 ;  J. Hanáček 2 ;  R. Pilka 3
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnické oddělení, Nemocnice Šumperk a. s. 1;  Ústav pro péči o matku a dítě, Praha 2;  Porodnicko-gynekologická klinika LF UP a FN Olomouc 3
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2022; 87(3): 202-205
Category: Review Article
doi: 10.48095/cccg2022202

Overview

The incidence of endometrial cancer in young women is increasing, especially in developed countries. Although it is predominantly a disease of peri- and postmenopausal women, there is an absolute increase in younger women of childbearing age who, with today's lifestyle and pushing back maternal needs, do not have fulfilled reproductive plans. About 67% of cancers are diagnosed in the early stages. For these women, fertility-preserving procedures can be considered until reproductive plans are fulfilled. Subsequently, however, definitive management is appropriate even in the absence of carcinoma. This article discusses the most common gynecologic pelvic cancer, endometrial adenocarcinoma, and the possibility of fertility-preserving procedures.

Keywords:

endometrial cancer – young woman – fertility sparing


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