Overview of Uterine Cancer
The uterus, also called the womb, is an organ in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. Uterine cancer is when the cells lining the uterus start to multiply when they do not need to. Cancer of the uterus can spread through the bloodstream or lymphatic system.
Uterine Cancer Treatment
It is recommended that you visit with a gynecologic oncologist, a physician who has done extra training in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers. Often, surgery alone can be used to treat uterine cancer. If additional treatment is necessary, we offer radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of uterine cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
- Total hysterectomy
- Hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy
- Radical hysterectomy
- Supracervical hysterectomy
- Hormone Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
- Pain Management
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for Uterine Cancer Care
Gynecological Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth's Andrews Women's Hospital provides a gynecological cancer nurse navigator who compassionately guides each woman through her cancer journey.
Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for the treatment of gynecologic cancers, including uterine cancer.
The Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas has a team of experts committed to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection, treatment and pursuit of a cure for patients with breast and gynecologic cancers.