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Endometrial Cancers in Young Women: Conservative Management and Fertility Preserving Options


Endometrial cancer is increasingly being diagnosed in women <40 years. Around 1.6 % cases occur between 20 and 34 year age and 6 % between 35 and 44 years of age according to the SEER statistics [1]. A woman under the age of 40 has a 1 in 1423 risk of developing endometrial cancer [2]. Genetic predisposition and conditions with estrogen excess are the main risk factors. Women <40 years, with well differentiated stage 1a cancer can be offered conservative management after appropriate counseling and investigative work-up. Progestins form the mainstay of treatment in addition to other novel strategies. Pregnancy rates of 30-40% have been reported after conservative management.


Endometrial Cancer Lynch Syndrome Megestrol Acetate Myometrial Invasion Medroxyprogesterone Acetate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics & GynecologyUniversity College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur HospitalDelhiIndia

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