Uterine Cancer Overview
Cure Rate Is High with Early Detection
Uterine cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus. The lining is called the endometrium. This cancer also is called endometrial cancer. It is the most common gynecologic cancer. It is the fourth most common cancer in women in the United States.
The number of cases of uterine cancer is increasing. It usually strikes women over age 50. It is more common among white women than African American women. But mortality (the incidence of death) is higher among African American women.
Uterine cancer usually can be cured when it’s found early. Most of the time this cancer is found in its earliest stage, before it has spread outside the uterus. The uterus is located in the pelvis. It is where the fetus grows during pregnancy.
When cancer cells grow in the uterus, they can spread and invade neighboring organs. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system.
There are other types of cancer that affect the uterus. One is called uterine sarcoma. It affects the muscle of the uterus. Uterine sarcoma is treated differently than endometrial cancer. Most uterine cancers are endometrial cancers. The information in this section addresses only endometrial cancer.
The uterine cancer specialists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are leaders in the field. They work as a team to provide you with the latest advances in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and resources.
Why You Should Choose The University of Kansas Cancer Center
If you have uterine cancer, you will find the leading specialists you need at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Our interdisciplinary team of board-certified doctors are gynecologists, surgeons and oncologists. They have years of experience treating hundreds of patients with uterine cancer. Other local doctors often refer patients to these specialists.
Because we are an academic center, we offer some of the region's most advanced cancer treatments. We are constantly finding new treatments to improve lives. We use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to improve patient outcomes and reduce side effects. We also use the latest findings in cancer research.
Our staff also are accustomed to working with community health care providers. In many cases, you can receive some of your treatment near your own home in coordination with the staff at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Each person is unique, so we tailor your care to your personal needs. This means doctors, nurses and other staff work closely together to develop the treatment plan that best fits your needs. They discuss every patient’s treatment as a team to stay up to date on your care and progress.
We are part of many national clinical trials on cancer treatment. So, you benefit from our staff’s exposure to the latest options. You also may be able to take part in a clinical trial for uterine cancer during your treatment.
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