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Independent prognostic factors in endometrial cancer: a single institution review

  • P. Uharček EMAIL logo , M. Mlynček , J. Ravinger , E. Lajtman and M. Matejka
From the journal Open Medicine


The purpose of this study was to conduct a clinical and pathologic review of endometrial cancers diagnosed and surgically treated in our institution to evaluate results of treatment in relation to current international recommendations. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical history, treatment and follow-up of patients with histologically confirmed endometrial cancer treated in Faculty Hospital Nitra, Slovakia from 1990 to 2005. Data were abstracted regarding tumor histology, grade, age, parity, stage, diabetes, use of oral contraceptives, BMI, survival and treatment modalities including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and combinations thereof. One hundred and thirty nine patients received surgical treatment for endometrial cancer: stage I -101 (72,6%), stage II - 9 (6,5%), stage III - 23 (16,6%) and stage IV - 6 (4,3%). Tumors were well differentiated in 87(62,6%), moderately differentiated in 32 (23%) and poorly differentiated in 20 (14,4%). There were 45 (32,4%) premenopausal patients and 94 (67,6%) postmenopausal. In multivariate statistical analysis we identified FIGO stage, tumor type, tumor grade, nodal status and depth of myometrial invasion as independent prognostic factors for overall survival, and FIGO stage, nodal status, and tumor grade as independent prognostic factors for recurrence-free interval.

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