Endometrial cancer forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). This type of cancer is treated by a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in female reproductive system cancer treatment.
Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about Endometrial Cancer including side effects of treatments, support information and more. Or ask your cancer care team questions about your individual situation.
If uterine cancer is diagnosed, your doctor needs to learn the stage of the disease to help you choose the best treatment. The stage is based on whether the cancer has invaded nearby tissues or spread to other parts of the body.
If you have symptoms that suggest endometrial or uterine cancer, your doctor will try to find out what’s causing the problems. You may have a physical exam and blood tests.
Treatment options for people with uterine cancer are surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy. You may receive more than one type of treatment.