Endometrial Cancer is a malignancy that originates from the lining of the womb (uterus). It is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system. Over 2000 women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer every year. It usually affects women who are post-menopausal, but may also occur in younger women, especially if risk factors are present.
The mainstay of treatment of endometrial cancer is usually surgery, with removal of the uterus (hysterectomy), fallopian tubes and ovaries. The lymph glands in the pelvis may also need to be removed. Whenever possible, Dr Amy Tang performs this surgery using the keyhole approach (laparoscopy), with the benefit of faster recovery, shorter hospital stay, less post-operative pain, and better cosmetic result.
For further information, arrange an appointment to discuss your condition with Dr Tang.
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