Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer

Endometrial cancer is a malignant tumour originating from the epithelium (cell layer) of the body of the uterus. A tumour of the uterus is one of the most common malignant neoplasms in women. Cancer of the uterus affects women mainly between the ages of 50 and 65 and is less common among women under 50. For a long time, a person may not know about the presence of pathology, since the symptoms are poorly expressed at the initial stage. However, over time, the tumour reaches a significant size and can grow into adjacent structures. The main risk factors that affect the onset of a tumour are:

  • Previous radiation exposure;
  • Late onset of menopause;
  • Carrying out radiation exposure;
  • Hormonal disbalance;
  • Presence of chronic inflammation.

The leading Israeli clinic Tel Aviv Medical Clinic employs real professionals who have specialized in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the female reproductive system for more than 10 years. We use modern equipment and unique therapy methods. Our employees annually undergo training at leading foreign research centres.

Symptoms

If you notice the appearance of the following suspicious signs, you should immediately consult a specialist:

  • Pathological bleeding;
  • Presence of discharge with a pungent odour;
  • Burning or itching in the perineum;
  • Lower abdominal pain;
  • Increased body temperature;
  • General malaise;
  • Increased abdominal volume.

An experienced specialist will carry out the necessary examination and make the correct diagnosis.

Diagnostics

The doctor can detect the pathology in time if you do not neglect the visits to the gynaecologist. If during a routine examination a specialist suspects a disease, he uses the following research methods: 

  • Blood test;
  • Biopsy;
  • Ultrasound;
  • CT or MRI;
  • Radiography;
  • Cystoscopy;
  • Rectoromanoscopy;
  • Urography;
  • Irrigoscopy and others if necessary.

Based on the diagnostic data obtained, the doctor will draw up an individual treatment plan, taking into account the characteristics of the disease and the general condition of the patient.

Treatment

The main way to treat uterine sarcoma is surgery. The department's surgeons use minimally invasive surgery techniques that help preserve the woman's organs. However, it is worth considering the fact that cancer is very invasive, and the doctor needs to remove all abnormal cells. Therefore, patients need to consult a doctor on time in order to avoid the development of unwanted complications.