Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology


Department of Gynecology Oncology, Yas Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran


Introduction: Early diagnosis of endometrial cancer in younger female patients has good prognosis and better survival because of lower stage and lower grade. Endometrial cancer should be diagnosed early at lower stage because of signs and symptoms of patients. We report on a usual case of endometrial cancer that was miss diagnosed because she insisted on the protection of her hymen and virginity.
Case Presentation: We report a usual case of endometrial cancer that was miss-diagnosed because the patient insisted on the protection of her hymen and virginity. A 32-year-old virgin female did not permit a general gynecologist for endometrial biopsy or curettage, to protect her hymen and virginity; the patient had stage IV endometrial cancer.
Conclusions: In conclusion, patients with persistent signs and symptoms should be considered for endometrial cancer especially patients with high risk factors: nulliparity, late menopause, obesity, diabetes mellitus, unopposed estrogen therapy, tamoxifen therapy, atypical endometrial hyperplasia, Lynch II syndrome, etc. However, the most important issue for patients with persistent symptoms and risk factors for endometrial cancer in highly religious countries is obtaining a document for the gynecologist that endorses patient virginity.


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