Follow-up After Primary Therapy for Endometrial Cancer
Women without evidence of disease after primary potentially curative treatment for any stage of endometrial cancer comprise the target population. Of particular interest are outcomes from follow-up strategies reported for patients at a lower risk of recurrence (i.e., stage IA or IB, grade 1 or 2) and those at a higher risk of recurrence (i.e., stage IA or IB, grade 3, or stage IC or advanced stage).
What is the most appropriate strategy for the follow-up of patients with endometrial cancer who are clinically disease free after receiving potentially curative primary treatment? Specifically, do differences in follow-up intervals, diagnostic interventions, clinical setting, or specialty influence patient outcomes related to local or distant recurrence, survival, or quality of life?