Role of whole abdominal radiation therapy in the management of endometrial cancer; prognostic importance of factors indicating peritoneal metastases

Roger A. Potish, Leo B. Twiggs, Leon L. Adcock, Konald A. Prem

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Abstract

From 1973 through 1983, 27 women received postoperative open-field external beam abdominal radiotherapy as primary treatment of endometrial carcinoma. The 5-year survival rate was 71%. Two distinct prognostic groups were demonstrated. Patients with spread to the adnexa, peritoneal fluid, or both, had a 5-year relapse-free rate of 90%. Patients with macroscopic spread of cancer beyond the adnexa had a 5-year relapse-free rate of 0%. Guidelines are suggested for the radiotherapeutic management of endometrial cancer metastatic to the peritoneal cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-86
Number of pages7
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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