Experience with women having uterine cancer in Eastern India: a hospital based study

Priyanka Singh, Chandrima Ray, Ranajit Mandal


Background: The changing lifestyle has led to a rise in obesity, diabetes and hypertension in India which the most important risk factors for developing uterine cancer. The treatment of uterine cancer is evolving and requires proper evaluation and often adjuvant treatment for better survival. The disease being associated with symptoms of abnormal uterine bleeding often ends up being inadequately managed by non-oncologists practicing in a generalist setting in India. The current study was aimed to audit and observe any difference in outcome of patients primarily treated in the oncology set-up of the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, which is a regional cancer center in India versus those receiving primary treatment in a non-oncological set-up.

Methods: Retrospective data was collected from hospital records after setting inclusion and exclusion criteria for the study.

Results: There is poor correlation between the endometrial biopsy and histopathology findings of patients operated in non-oncological setting as compared to that in the institute. The overall survival of patients operated in the institute was superior to those treated outside.

Conclusions: Patients having risk factors and symptoms akin to that of uterine carcinoma must be treated in an oncological set-up ideally.


Endometrial carcinoma, Gynecologic oncology, Hysterectomy

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