Brian M. Slomovitz, MD, discusses the role of surgery in women with endometrial cancer.
Brian M. Slomovitz, MD, gynecologic oncologist, Broward Health, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, discusses the role of surgery in women with endometrial cancer.
Unlike in ovarian cancer, the use of neoadjuvant treatment has not been widely utilized in endometrial cancer, says Slomovitz.
In general, the first step in treating women with endometrial cancer is to perform a hysterectomy to evaluate the extent of the disease, explains Slomovitz.
However, chemotherapy or an alternative treatment option should be considered as first-line therapy for women who are not candidates for up-front surgery or whose disease is too widespread prior to surgery, Slomovitz concludes.