Often the first line of treatment. Removes the uterus and cervix. Hysterectomies may be performed through small incisions robotically or with a laparoscope. These minimally invasive options reduce scarring, minimize bleeding, shorten your hospital stay, and speed up your recovery.
Lymph Node Removal
Lymph nodes may be removed during hysterectomy to determine if your cancer has spread. Your surgeon may check just a few key lymph nodes, called a sentinel node dissection, or more lymph nodes may be removed during a full node dissection, depending on how far your cancer has spread.
Uses external high-energy X-rays to target the tumor and kill cancer cells. Our radiation oncologists are specially trained to deliver radiation for uterine cancer and minimize damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Radiation therapy may be recommended following surgery or when surgery is not an option.
Administered by mouth or intravenously, chemotherapy may be recommended after surgery to kill cancer cells or slow cancer growth.
Anti-estrogens or progestins may be given to slow or stop uterine cancer cell growth. These may be used in combination with other treatments, or in women who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy or who want to preserve their fertility.