Endometrial & Uterine Cancer Treatment

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If you or someone you love is facing uterine cancer, you'll want to know more about the experts in uterine cancer treatment. Uterine cancer is often called endometrial cancer, as this is the most common type. A rare type is known as uterine sarcoma.

At UVA Health, you'll find gynecologic oncologists with vast experience in diagnosing and treating uterine cancer. We'll work with you to design a treatment plan based on your stage of life and type of uterine cancer.

As Virginia's first NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, many women come to us for a second opinion. Learn more what this means for you. U.S. News & World Report has given UVA Health a "high performing" rating for our uterine cancer surgical services

Endometrial & Uterine Cancer Treatment at UVA Health

Our doctors specialize in minimally invasive procedures so you can recover faster. Treatment most often involves removing the uterus (hysterectomy).

Some women may be able to avoid surgery. An intrauterine device, or IUD, is typically used to prevent pregnancy. But it releases a hormone that appears to be an effective treatment for endometrial precancer and early-stage endometrial cancer.

Expertise for More Advanced Cancers

When uterine cancer is more advanced, we may need to do a bigger surgery and remove more organs. We may also use other types of treatment. Your gynecologic oncologist will perform the surgery. But they'll also oversee all phases of your treatment. This may include:  

We'll Guide You On Your Journey

Your gynecologic oncologist will guide you and your family through treatment. You can also tap extensive support services at UVA Health.

Learn more about endometrial and other uterine cancer types and who's at risk.