Ross S. Berkowitz MD


Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer means that cells in your cervix are growing abnormally and out of control. The cancer cells can spread to other parts of your body. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

Lymphadenectomy for Endometrial Cancer

Lymphadenectomy is surgery to remove lymph nodes. A lymphadenectomy, also called lymph node dissection, may be done to examine the pelvic and para-aortic lymph nodes for endometrial cancer cells. The removal and examination of the cancerous lymph nodes will determine the exact stage and grade of the cancer and may…

Endometrial Cancer

The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. Sometimes there is abnormal growth of cells in this lining. This abnormal growth is called endometrial cancer. This cancer usually occurs in women older than age 50. It causes heavy or unusual vaginal bleeding. This cancer is also called uterine cancer.

Progestin

Progestin is a synthetic hormone used to affect a woman’s body in the same ways as the hormone progesterone. The ovaries produce progesterone during the second half of the menstrual cycle to help prepare the uterus for pregnancy. At the time of menopause, the level of progesterone declines. Progesterone regulates the…

Pelvic Lymph Nodes

Pelvic lymph nodes are part of the lymph system, which carries fluid, nutrients, and waste material between the body tissues and the bloodstream. Lymph nodes are connected by a system of channels that run throughout the body. Cancer may spread through the lymph nodes to distant parts of the body.