Correlation of presenting symptoms and patient characteristics with endometrial cancer prognosis in Japanese women

J. Kodama, N. Seki, Y. Ojima, K. Nakamura, A. Hongo, Y. Hiramatsu

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Abstract

Objective: To determine whether patient characteristics and presenting symptoms could be prognostic indicators for endometrial cancer in Japanese women. Methods: Review of the medical charts, which included presenting symptoms and other patient characteristics, of 242 women who underwent surgical treatment for FIGO stage I-IV endometrial cancer. Results: FIGO stage, histologic grade, and lower abdominal pain were found to be significant independent factors for progression-free and overall survival. In contrast, abnormal uterine bleeding, comorbidities, and prior malignancy were not found to be prognostic factors. Conclusion: Lower abdominal pain was found to be an independent prognostic factor in endometrial cancer among Japanese women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Prior malignancy
  • Prognostic factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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