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Uterine cancer

The information on this page was reviewed and approved by
Maurie Markman, MD, President, Medicine & Science at CTCA.

This page was updated on July 14, 2021.

Uterine cancer requires expert care. We’re here to help.

If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine cancer, you want a team of experts trained and experienced in treating the disease supporting you throughout your journey. The gynecologic oncologists at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) have years of advanced training and are experienced in diagnosing and treating women with cancers of the uterus, which include endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma. We understand the impact uterine and endometrial cancer may have on your life, your fertility, your psychological health and your family.

Recent breakthroughs have led to many advances in personalized approaches to various cancer types, including cancers of the female reproductive system like uterine cancer and endometrial cancer. Our gynecologic oncologists are available to provide you with a second opinion and design a treatment plan tailored to your tumor type, cancer stage and individual needs.

What you should know after a uterine cancer diagnosis

Uterine cancer treatment options

Female Chemo

At CTCA®, our multidisciplinary team of cancer experts works with each patient to develop a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s specific needs. Each patient’s care team is typically led by a gynecologic oncologist, a doctor who treats cancers of the female reproductive system. Uterine cancer, which includes endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma, is often treated with a combination of treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy. Throughout the treatment process, our cancer experts monitor patients’ progress and make changes when necessary.

Common treatments for endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma include:

Gynecologic oncology
As a gynecologic cancer patient exploring treatment options at CTCA, you’ll meet with a gynecologic oncologist on your first visit.

Surgical options for uterine cancer patients include hysterectomy and lymphadectomy.

Anti-cancer drugs are used to slow or stop the growth of rapidly dividing tumor cells.

Radiation therapy
The two main types of radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer are external beam radiation therapy and high-dose rate brachytherapy.

Hormone therapy
Hormone therapy slows the growth of tumor cells by reducing hormone levels in the body.

Immunotherapy drugs are designed to stimulate the immune system to help it work better or by making cancer cells easier to recognize, exposing them to a potential attack.

Learn more about treatments for uterine cancer

​Supportive care

Uterine cancer and its treatments may cause a number of side effects, including pain, appetite loss and fatigue, each of which may impact patients’ quality of life. That’s why our doctors and clinicians work with each patient to address symptoms or side effects as early as possible, offering a variety of supportive care therapies designed to support quality of life. The goal is to help you maintain your strength and stamina so you are better able to stay on your treatment plan without delays or disruptions. Supportive care therapies for uterine cancer patients may include:


​Pain management

Pain management is a branch of medicine focused on reducing pain and improving quality of life through an integrative approach to care.

Intimacy challenges

Some of our supportive care therapies are designed to improve sexual and intimacy issues by helping patients address underlying concerns.


​Oncology rehabilitation

​Oncology rehabilitation includes a wide range of therapies designed to help you build strength and endurance.

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Zorta E.

Zorta E.

Uterine Cancer

"CTCA worked with me to accommodate my job schedule because I didn’t want to miss any work. I came in and did tests one day and then returned another day to get my results. I met with my care team and, most importantly, my gynecologic oncologist. Throughout the entire process, I felt I received thorough explanations, and I did not feel rushed when I had questions. "


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