Medline: 8431881

Cancer 71(4, Suppl): 1464-1466, 1993.

Virulence factors in endometrial cancer.

Gusberg SB


The majority of endometrial cancers are relatively benign and curable; there is a subset of virulent tumors that demands recognition. Factors that must be evaluated include: tumor grade, ploidy, steroid receptors, myometrial invasion, lymph node status, extrauterine disease or positive peritoneal fluid, and certain special tumors. These tumors of special virulence include: papillary adenocarcinoma, papillary serous adenocarcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma, and clear cell carcinoma. Virulent tumors (approximately 20%) require special consideration and special treatment.

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