Complete remission of uterine endometrial cancer with multiple lung metastases treated by paclitaxel and carboplatin

Kuniaki Niwa, Kunio Kometani, Takao Sekiya, Kazumi Nakazawa, Yoichi Kanakura

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Abstract

Endometrial cancer is believed to have a better prognosis than cervical cancer. However, this is not necessarily true for cases beyond International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage III, and advanced endometrial cancer with distant metastases in particular has a poor prognosis. Moreover, there is no established therapy for advanced endometrial cancer. Recently, we treated two patients with endometrial cancer with multiple lung metastases (FIGO stage IVb). Both patients had massive uncontrollable genital bleeding and eventually progressed to anemia. The imminent severe bleeding was considered to be a major reason for exacerbation of their general condition. Therefore, hysterectomy was performed as a counter-measure to improve their general condition. In their postoperative course, the two patients successfully under-went T-J chemotherapy [paclitaxel: 210m/m2 over 3h; carboplatin: area under the curve (AUC) 5]. Six courses of the regimen were given every 3-4 weeks. Multiple lung shadows in chest X-P and computed tomography (CT) were reduced in number and size after two courses of T-J chemotherapy. The multiple lung metastases either disappeared or just remained as scars after six courses. There has been no evidence of recurrence for 28 months in one patient and 7 months in the other patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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