If you have endometrial cancer, your outcomes are likely to be better if a gynecologic oncologist treats you right from the beginning.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has more gynecologic oncologists than any other medical center or clinic in the Pacific Northwest. They treat all types of gynecologic cancer, including endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, vulvar cancer, and gestational trophoblastic disease.
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Where you’re treated first matters most
The most important decision a person with cancer will make is deciding where to get treated. Studies have shown that patients who begin their treatment at a top regional cancer center, like Fred Hutch, have better outcomes than those who start their treatment elsewhere. And here’s why:
- Expert care: Fred Hutch doctors treat only cancer and specialize in specific cancer types, such as gynecologic cancer. They have a deep understanding of their specialty since they diagnose and treat thousands of cancer cases every year. This experience makes better outcomes possible. Your care comes from the combined expertise of Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.
- Newest treatments: Our doctors have access to all the latest developments in treating cancer. Fred Hutch was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. This means more treatment options here than you might find elsewhere, like the chance to participate in clinical studies.
When your treatment is complete, we’ll keep close watch on your health with periodic follow-up visits. Many of our patients later go on to receive care through our Women’s Wellness Clinic, specially designed to provide follow-up care for women who are five years out from their primary treatment.
Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the reproductive organs among American women. It can often be cured, especially when diagnosed early. About 46,000 new cases of endometrial cancer are diagnosed every year in this country. Most women with endometrial cancer are diagnosed after menopause, although some women develop the disease earlier, around the time menopause begins.
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.
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Fred Hutch was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. For endometrial cancer patients, this means more treatment options at Fred Hutch than you might find elsewhere, including the chance to participate in one of many ongoing clinical trials conducted at Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.
There are many resources online for learning about your disease, as well as organizations that provide community and support for your cancer diagnosis. Health educators at the Fred Hutch Patient and Family Resource Center have compiled a list of trusted sources to help you get started.