Endometrial carcinoma is the most commonly diagnosed gynecologic malignancy; almost every gynecologist will encounter it. A thorough understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic and management strategies for this type of cancer allows the obstetrician–gynecologist to identify women at increased risk, contribute toward risk reduction, and facilitate early diagnosis. The purpose of this document is to review the current understanding of endometrial cancer and to provide guidelines for management that have been validated by appropriately conducted outcome-based research when available. Additional guidelines on the basis of consensus and expert opinion also are presented.
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Endometrial cancer. Practice Bulletin No. 149. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:1006–26.
Committee on Practice Bulletins—Gynecology and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology. This Practice Bulletin was developed by the Committee on Practice Bulletins—Gynecology and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Clinical Practice Committee with the assistance of William M. Burke, MD, and Michael A. Gold, MD. The information is designed to aid practitioners in making decisions about appropriate obstetric and gynecologic care. These guidelines should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment or procedure. Variations in practice may be warranted based on the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice.