Uterine Cancer News

CancerConnect uterine cancer news, tips, and features provide breaking research stories, helpful tips, and inspiring features related to ovarian cancer. The unique daily cancer news service evaluates all aspects of uterine cancer research and reports on the developments that are most important to cancer patients and healthcare providers, while the tips and features offer insight into all aspects of uterine cancer treatment and survivorship.

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Uterine Cancer News


Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 8, 2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is... Continue Reading

Marriage May Have a Protective Effect for Cancer Patients (December 17, 2013)

Social support may have a significant impact on cancer detection, treatment, and survival, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that married... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact,... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying... Continue Reading

CancerConnect and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Present: Ask the Expert with Dr. Matulonis, Medical Director and Program Leader of the Medical Gynecologic Oncology Program at Dana-Farber (April 3, 2013)

CancerConnect partnered with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to ask the expert, Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, questions about cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer. Dr. Matulonis... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (February 11, 2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National... Continue Reading

Number of Cancer Survivors Will Grow to 18 Million by 2022 (June 25, 2012)

There will be nearly 18 million cancer survivors in the United States by 2022, according to a report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute: Cancer Treatment & Survivorship... Continue Reading

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections (May 17, 2012)

Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Study Supports Laparoscopy for Uterine Cancer (March 5, 2012)

Compared with traditional open surgery (laparotomy), laparoscopic surgery for uterine cancer results in quicker recovery, slightly higher recurrence rates, and similar overall survival. These results were... Continue Reading

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Screening and Prevention

Number of Cancer Survivors Will Grow to 18 Million by 2022 (June 25, 2012)

There will be nearly 18 million cancer survivors in the United States by 2022, according to a report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute: Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures[1] and an accompanying journal... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer (February 17, 2012)

A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. These results were published in... Continue Reading

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Linked with Increased Cancer Risk (December 19, 2011)

People with myotonic muscular dystrophy may be more likely than people in the general population to develop certain types of cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD) is... Continue Reading

Coffee May Cut Uterine Cancer Risk (November 30, 2011)

Women who consume four or more cups a coffee per day may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus) than women who drink very little or no coffee. These results were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, &... Continue Reading

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Stages I-III

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 8, 2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

Study Supports Laparoscopy for Uterine Cancer (March 5, 2012)

Compared with traditional open surgery (laparotomy), laparoscopic surgery for uterine cancer results in quicker recovery, slightly higher recurrence rates, and similar overall survival. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Incidence of Lymphedema Resulting from Cancer Treatment (August 9, 2010)

A systematic review of 47 studies evaluating treatment for melanoma, head and neck cancer, genitourinary cancers, gynecologic cancers, and sarcoma indicates that lymphedema is a common side effect of treatment for these diseases. These findings were recently... Continue Reading

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer Associated with Better Quality of Life (August 3, 2010)

Laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer that is confined to the uterus is associated with less pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and better quality of life when compared with total abdominal hysterectomy, according to the results... Continue Reading

Vaginal Brachytherapy Effective for Endometrial Cancer (March 17, 2010)

Among women who have undergone surgery for high-intermediate risk endometrial cancer, vaginal brachytherapy is as effective as pelvic external beam radiotherapy in the prevention of vaginal recurrence and produces fewer side effects. These results were... Continue Reading

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Stage IV

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 8, 2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

Factors Affecting Quality of Life at the End of Life (July 20, 2012)

For people with advanced cancer, quality of life at the end of life—sometimes referred to as “a good death”—may have less to do with medical treatment and more to do with a therapeutic alliance with their physicians, according to the results of... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

Cancer Caregivers Devote Substantial Time and Effort (September 9, 2009)

On average, informal caregivers of cancer patients devote more than eight hours per day to caregiving. These results were published in Cancer. Informal caregiving is an important part of cancer management. Family and friends often spend considerable time... Continue Reading

Updates in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers (May 27, 2008)

Updates in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers: A Report from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists The 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) was held in Tampa, Florida, from March 9 to 12, 2008,... Continue Reading

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Recurrent

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (January 8, 2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

Cancer Caregivers Devote Substantial Time and Effort (September 9, 2009)

On average, informal caregivers of cancer patients devote more than eight hours per day to caregiving. These results were published in Cancer. Informal caregiving is an important part of cancer management. Family and friends often spend considerable time... Continue Reading

Neulasta® on First Day of Chemotherapy May Be More Convenient for Gynecologic Cancers (March 17, 2008)

The administration of the blood cell growth factor Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) on the first day of chemotherapy among women with gynecologic cancers may be as effective as and more convenient than second-day administration. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Stress and Depression Frequent Among Women Treated for Gynecological Cancers (February 22, 2005)

Stress and Depression Frequent Among Women Treated for Gynecological Cancers According to the results of a study recently published in Gynecologic Oncology , women with gynecologic cancer often experience emotional stress and depression after losing their... Continue Reading

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