Uterine Cancer

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The team at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is here to help during your uterine cancer journey. We are here to help customize a plan for each patient based on her stage of uterine cancer. 

What Is Uterine Cancer?

Uterine cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, begins in the uterus. Due to some signs and symptoms, uterine cancer can be detected early. 

Who Gets Uterine Cancer?

Women over the age of 50 are more likely to be diagnosed with uterine cancer. 

What Kind of Doctor Treats Uterine Cancer?

Specializing in gynecologic surgery, a gynecologic oncologist treats uterine cancer.

What Causes Uterine Cancer?

While the main cause of uterine cancer is unknown, there is the knowledge that cells can mutate the DNA. With abnormal cells present, the cancerous cells can spread to create tumors or spread to other parts of the body. 

Learn more about uterine cancer risk factors.

What Are the Signs, Symptoms and Types of Uterine Cancer?

Signs you may have uterine cancer include:

  • Bleeding in between periods
  • Bleeding post menopause
  • Pelvic pain

Learn more about uterine cancer symptoms.

How Is Uterine Cancer Diagnosed?

Uterine cancer can be diagnosed with imaging tests, as well as a pelvic exam or biopsy. A biopsy is usually the first test taken to take a deeper look into the tissue. From there, your doctor can determine next steps. 

Learn more about uterine cancer testing, diagnosis and stages.

How Is Uterine Cancer Treated?

Treating uterine cancer can be done in several ways including:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials

Depending on the stage of uterine cancer and if it has spread will determine the treatment options available to you.

Learn more about uterine cancer treatment options.

Trust the experts at Banner MD Anderson to guide you through your uterine cancer journey.