Cancer Care

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer care for women.

What are treatments for uterine cancer?

Dr. Michael Guy explains the treatment for uterine cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus, is the most common treatment for uterine cancer, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). Sometimes the ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed during the surgery, according to the NIH.

Other treatment options include radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or a combination of any of the three, according to the Society of Gynecologic OncologyOff Site Icon (SGO). The particular treatment plan varies from woman to woman, as well as the type of illness, according to the SGO.

Ask your doctor about treatment for uterine cancer.

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Source content: Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Thomas Heck, MD, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Todd Hicks, MD, FACS, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Christopher Lutman, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology; Michael Guy, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology