Uterine Cancer pp 425-435 | Cite as

Hormone Therapy in Normal Postmenopausal Women and After Treatment for Endometrial Cancer


About 20–25 % of women with endometrial carcinomas are diagnosed premenopausaly [1]. Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy the obligatory operative therapy, results in surgically induced menopause. The abrupt loss of estrogen gives rise to deficiency symptoms, mainly hot flushes, sleep disorders, and depressive mood, reducing quality of life. Hormone therapy (HT) has been used for decades to improve quality of life of menopausal women by reducing menopausal symptoms. The role of hormone therapy in women with endometrial cancer and risk of endometrial cancer in women on hormones will be discussed in this chapter.


Hormone Therapy Endometrial Cancer Endometrial Carcinoma National Comprehensive Cancer Network Estrogen Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilanchali Singh
    • 1
  • Shalini Rajaram
    • 1
  • Neerja Goel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics & GynecologyUniversity College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur HospitalDelhiIndia

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