Uterine corpus and uterine cancer

Jonathan S. Berek, Neville F. Hacker, Kenneth D Hatch, Robert C. Young

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Cancers of the cervix and uterus occur in approximately 50,000 women each year in the United States. As a group, these cancers represent our sixth most common cancer overall, are second only to breast cancer, and are roughly equal to the lung cancer incidence in women. Although they comprise 11% of all cancers in females, they represent only 4% of cancer deaths in women. This results from the effective application of surgery and radiation therapy in the management of these two malignancies as well as effective techniques for early diagnosis. The overall death rate from these two malignancies has decreased more than 70% in the last 40 years. Successful outcome rests on both early diagnosis and the careful application of established treatment approaches. This monograph summarizes the management approaches to both uterine corpus and cervical cancer and discusses the role of adjuvant therapy for these major malignancies. Detailed presentations of the management of special problems, including the uterine sarcomas, are also presented. Although standard management approaches are detailed, discussion of experimental approaches, including adjuvant hormonal treatment, single agent and combination chemotherapy, and the use of radiation sensitizers is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-131
Number of pages67
JournalCurrent Problems in Cancer
Volume1988
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Uterine Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Early Diagnosis
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Second Primary Neoplasms
Combination Drug Therapy
Cervix Uteri
Sarcoma
Lung Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Therapeutics
Breast Neoplasms
Mortality
Incidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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Berek, J. S., Hacker, N. F., Hatch, K. D., & Young, R. C. (1988). Uterine corpus and uterine cancer. Current Problems in Cancer, 1988(C), 65-131.

Uterine corpus and uterine cancer. / Berek, Jonathan S.; Hacker, Neville F.; Hatch, Kenneth D; Young, Robert C.

In: Current Problems in Cancer, Vol. 1988, No. C, 1988, p. 65-131.

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Berek, JS, Hacker, NF, Hatch, KD & Young, RC 1988, 'Uterine corpus and uterine cancer', Current Problems in Cancer, vol. 1988, no. C, pp. 65-131.
Berek JS, Hacker NF, Hatch KD, Young RC. Uterine corpus and uterine cancer. Current Problems in Cancer. 1988;1988(C):65-131.
Berek, Jonathan S. ; Hacker, Neville F. ; Hatch, Kenneth D ; Young, Robert C. / Uterine corpus and uterine cancer. In: Current Problems in Cancer. 1988 ; Vol. 1988, No. C. pp. 65-131.
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