Ovarian Cancer Expert Forum
endometrial versus ovarian
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding ovarian cancer issues, such as: Biopsy, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Hysterectomy, Immunotherapy, Ovarian Cancer Types, Radiation Therapy, Risk Factors, Screening, Staging, Surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

endometrial versus ovarian

What is the difference between these cancers and their treatments. I understand the differernt origination points but how do they grow, spread, and react to treatment?  Are all adenocarcinoma's alike? Thanks
Related Discussions
242604_tn?1328124825
Hi There
cancers are all different.
A cancer that comes from the lining of the uterus is called endometrial cancer. A cancer that comes from the ovary is called ovarian cancer.

Treatment for both cancers involves in part, at least, the removal of the uterus, cervix, right and left fallopian tubes and ovaries. For ovarian cancer , it is rare to not need chemotherapy. That is for just about all women unless it is a stage I cancer, they will need chemotherapy.
For women with endometrial cancer, usually surgery is enough although occasionally for more advanced cancers radiation and  chemotherapy are sometimes added
best wishes
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I had stage 4 endometrial. After surgeries it's now just on my diaphragm. I'm taking hormone treatment. If this keeps growing on my diaphragm, will I just not be able to breathe oneday? Why doesn't it show on a CAT scan - the surgeon saw it on both sides of the diaphragm.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
563773_tn?1374250139
Bhupinder Kaur, MDBlank
Private practice
,
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Chemotherapy Tracker
Chemotherapy Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Ovulation Tracker
Ovulation Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank