Uterine Cancer

Cancer of the uterus, or womb, is common in women after the menopause. It usually begins in the womb lining. Another type of uterus cancer starts in the womb muscle but this is rare.

Our aim is to support and guide patients through whatever care they need, including:

  • Investigations and diagnosis
  • Surgery to remove cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • Anti-cancer drugs.

When to come to us?

There are a number of initial tests needed to diagnose uterine cancer. These start with:

  • Discussing symptoms and medical history
  • A physical examination
  • Scans, such as an MRI, CT and PET

If these tests suggest you may have cancer, your consultant will probably recommend a biopsy – when a sample of the womb lining is taken for examination under a microscope.

You may also need a hysteroscopy to examine the inside of the womb using a tiny camera.

If you are diagnosed with cancer of the uterus, you will have immediate access to world-class specialists and state of the art facilities.

We treat every patient on an individual basis. You will have the option to choose what you want, where and when. Our aim is to give everyone the best possible results.

Your consultant will work closely with other specialists in the multidisciplinary team to design a treatment plan for you.

The treatment of uterine cancer depends on the type of cancer, how advanced it is and whether it has spread, as well as a patient’s age and general health. Generally, an operation is recommended to remove the womb. Chemotherapy, hormone therapy and radiotherapy may also be considered, especially if the cancer has spread.

 

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