If you have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer, you should know that this is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs among American women. It can often be cured, especially when diagnosed early.
If you have been referred to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) for treatment, here are some of the treatment choices you may be offered. Remember, each woman’s cancer is different, as are her circumstances, preferences, and beliefs. A treatment that works well for another woman may not be right for you. Your team will explain your options and recommend a treatment plan that's tailored for you.
The first treatment that most women have for endometrial cancer is surgery to remove their uterus and usually their fallopian tubes, ovaries, and lymph nodes in the area.
After surgery, your doctor may recommend that you have radiation therapy.
Chemotherapy may be used to treat endometrial cancer that has spread or that has come back after treatment.
Like chemotherapy, hormonal therapy is a systemic therapy, one that circulates through the bloodstream to attack cancer cells throughout the body.
Your team at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance offers long-term follow-up care for you as long as you choose after your treatment for endometrial cancer.