Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Care
Uterine cancer is also called endometrial cancer because it affects the endometrial lining of the uterus (womb).
At Sarah Cannon at Rose Cancer Center, nearly triple the number of stage 4 uterine cancer patients are alive five years after treatment.
In the United States, uterine/endometrial cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting the female reproductive organs. Mainly affecting postmenopausal woman, an estimated 61,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease this year.
The good news is through education, support and advanced treatment options, there are more than 600,000 survivors of uterine cancer.
Uterine Cancer Risk Factors
- Diet and Exercise
- Using things that affect hormones (estrogen supplements, birth control pills, PCOS, obesity)
- More years of menstruation
- Never having been pregnant
- Family history of endometrial or colorectal cancers
Uterine Cancer Symptoms
Women may exhibit the following signs of uterine cancer. However, some women do not experience uterine cancer symptoms. Other times, the symptoms may be cause by another condition. However, if you experience these symptoms, discuss them with your doctor.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding, spotting or discharge (for women prior to menopause this may present as an abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding)
- Abnormal Pap test results
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during urination or difficulty urinating
- Pain during sexual intercourse
Uterine Cancer Doctors & Treatment
At Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center, our goal is to help you understand your diagnosis, disease, and treatment options through education and support. The most common treatment for this highly curable cancer is the surgical removal of the uterus, also called a hysterectomy.
At Rose, our doctors perform the most minimally invasive type of hysterectomy available using the da Vinci® Robotic Operating System, which offers many advantages over traditional surgery.