West Cancer Center is positioned as the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research. Our team at West Cancer Center offers an unparalleled uterine cancer treatment plan for patients across the Mid-South region – collaborating with West’s leaders in gynecologic oncology, radiation therapy, surgical oncology, and research to provide each patient with most individualized care possible.
A patient with uterine cancer symptoms may have one or more of the following procedures to determine your diagnosis:
- Pelvic exam: the uterus, vagina, bladder, and the rectum are examined by a physician for lumps and abnormal sizes.
- Pap test: typically part of your annual gynecologic examination, a pap test swabs the vagina and cervix for cells for examination.
- Transvaginal ultrasound: an imaging test that uses sound waves to form images of the endometrium, which will allow the doctors to make a definite diagnosis.
- Biopsy: a sample of tissue is removed for examination and to determine a diagnosis.
Your Treatment Plan
Your uterine cancer treatment plan will vary depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to your stage of diagnosis, as well as the location of your cancer. Your dedicated team of cancer experts will discuss your treatment options and plan with you, allowing you and your loved ones to consider all possible treatment options for your diagnosis.
Potential treatment options for your diagnosis included:
- Hysterectomy: a surgical procedure that includes the removal of all or parts of the affected uterus.
- Radiation therapy: often used with surgery, radiation therapy is the use of high-powered radiation beams to kill cancer cells. To learn more Radiation Oncology and the types of radiation therapies offered at West Cancer Center, click here.
- Hormonal therapy: this therapy involves the use of drugs or surgical procedures to suppress the production of or inhibit the effects of a hormone.