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Approach to adjuvant treatment of endometrial cancer

Steven C Plaxe, MD
Arno J Mundt, MD
Section Editors
Barbara Goff, MD
Don S Dizon, MD, FACP
Deputy Editor
Sadhna R Vora, MD


The treatment of endometrial cancer following surgical staging is based on the risk of relapse and persistent disease, which is defined by the cancer stage at diagnosis and presence of prognostic factors. This topic will cover the risk stratification criteria for newly diagnosed endometrial cancer. The treatment by risk category is covered separately.

(See "Treatment of low-risk endometrial cancer".)

(See "Adjuvant treatment of intermediate-risk endometrial cancer".)

(See "Adjuvant treatment of high-risk endometrial cancers".)


For women with newly diagnosed endometrial cancer, treatment is stratified based on the risk of disease recurrence, which is characterized using the stage of disease (table 1), histology of the tumor, and other pathologic factors:


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