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Neurological complications of gynecological cancers

BySusan C. Pannullo, Eliana T. Muskin, Robert D. Zimmerman, Jennifer A. Moliterno

INTRODUCTION Neurological complications occur in 20% to 25% of patients (1) with gynecological cancers. For the purposes of this chapter, gynecological malignancies will include uterine (endometrial and cervical), ovarian, vulvar, vaginal, and fallopian tube cancers, as well as choriocarcinoma (2). In recent history, the American Cancer Society has projected approximately 78,000 women will be diagnosed with and 28,000 women will die from gynecological cancer in the United States each year (3). With about 31,000 cases diagnosed each year, endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer and the fourth most common cancer in women in the United States (2).