Endometrial Cancer

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

If a woman has Endometrial Cancer suggested on cervical smear, or on imaging or clinical examination, direct referral to a Gynaecologic Oncologist is appropriate.

If a woman has post-menopausal bleeding and you think invasive cancer is unlikely she should be referred for an outpatient hysteroscopy.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Current symptoms (if relevant) and clinical findings
  • Details of current or previous hormonal therapy
  • Cervical smear and pelvic examination by family practitioner for PMB
  • Pelvic US

Tests

  • Cervical smear
  • Pelvic US

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Gynaecologic Oncology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Heavy bleeding that can't be stopped Haemodynamic compromise from bleeding

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception  – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.

Urgent:

We will endeavour to see urgent referrals for women with a suspected or proven gynaecologic malignancy within one to two weeks.  If you have any trouble obtaining an urgent appointment please contact our secretary on (03) 6166 8049.

Semi-urgent:

Women will be given an appointment between one to eight weeks depending upon reason for referral

Routine: