The treatment plan that’s best for you will depend on several factors, including your general health, your cancer’s stage and grade, and any unique genetic mutation that may be present. While surgery is often the primary (first) treatment for uterine cancer, many patients also have radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy or immunotherapy drugs.
Because your plan will likely involve more than one type of therapy, you’ll need the expertise of physicians from different specialty areas, such as gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, diagnostic radiology and more.
Only at Roswell Park will you find all these specialists together under one roof, where they collaborate every day to consider every possible treatment option and determine the best plan for you.
Although uterine cancer mostly affects women after menopause, it can develop in young adults, too. For premenopausal women who still hope to have children, our team will consider whether fertility-sparing treatment is an option for you. Some women with early, low-risk endometrial cancer may be eligible for this approach, which uses hormone therapy first and aims to delay removing the uterus so that a patient can try to conceive and bear a child first.
Your treatment may include one or more of the following approaches:
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Targeted therapy
- Fertility sparing treatment