Editorial

Becoming a mother after cancer

Loutradis Dimitris

Almost 498.000 women under the age of 45, are diagnosed with cancer every year worldwide; approximately 70% of them will survive more than 5 years after treatment. Therefore, once fear has faded, quality-of-life and other health and social issues touching these survivors, are emerging and need to be addressed in clinical and public realms …

Review

Preserving Fertility For Breast Cancer Patients: where do we stand today?

Psarris A, Marinopoulos S, Kallianidis K, Loutradis D, Drakakis P

Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women of reproductive age. The advances in treatment have resulted in an increased survival rate. However, keeping in mind that most women have not completed their families, treatment-related infertility poses a serious concern. The purpose of this review is to analyse the current options for fertility preservation in young breast cancer patients …

Mini Review

Progestin therapy for patients with endometrial cancer

Tsangouri P. S, Lazarou E, Pappa K

Endometrial cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women worldwide, counting almost 320.000 cases in 2012, and is the sixth leading cause of female death related to cancer. In the United States of America there were 60.050 new endometrial cancer cases in 2016 while in Europe 88.068 and in the United Kingdom about 7.400 cases annually. Atypical endometrial hyperplasia or endometrial intraepithelian neoplasia …

Mini Review

Conservative therapeutic approach in young patients with endometrial cancer: is it really possible?

Androutsopoulos G, Kotsopoulos C. I, Korompelis P, Michail G, Adonakis G, Decavalas G

Fertility preservation in young patients with early stage endometrial cancer, represents a great therapeutic challenge nowadays. The eligible patients should have strong desire for future fertility, informed consent about conservative approach and no contraindications regarding medical treatment with progestins. Moreover, they should have an extensive counselling regarding disease recurrence, fertility and childbearing issues …

Case Report

Abdominal wall endometriosis after cesarean section

Thanasas K. I, Papavasileiou S

The abdominal wall is the most common position locating endometriosis. The presentation of the event concerning the occurrence of endometriosis in scar of laparotomy after cesarean section. A patient, four years after cesarean section performed with Pfannestiel, came to our outpatient clinic with abdominal pain primary located in the left end of the surgical scar. Based on history and clinical findings was the suspected endometriosis …