About this study
Concurrent treatment of endometrial cancer and SUI may improve QOL, emotional and physical health and decrease costs for both patients and the health care system. At the time of endometrial cancer diagnosis, not only are women evaluated by a gynecologist and/or a gynecologic oncologist, but the majority will undergo surgery within weeks of their diagnosis. Thus, urinary incontinence could easily be identified, a referral made, and concurrent surgery performed. This would spare the patient two surgeries, decrease the emotional distress associated with SUI symptoms, decrease the costs associated with SUI for the patient and possibly improve overall quality of life. The proposed study will compare the quality of life and clinical outcomes among women with endometrial cancer and SUI that have concurrent surgery to women that do not have concurrent surgery. The findings of our proposed research will provide valuable information necessary for woman and clinicians to make decisions regarding the treatment of SUI, including evidence regarding the risks and benefits of performing concurrent endometrial cancer and SUI surgery.