The basics of endometrial cancer treatment
Stage and grade
Treatment for endometrial cancer depends on the and type of the disease based on pathology results. You can learn more in-depth information about how doctors endometrial cancers here. Make sure that you receive a copy of your endometrial cancer test results, including your pathology report and your . For people with or advanced endometrial cancer, additional testing beyond is usually recommended. See below for more information on these additional tests.
Types of treatment
Standard treatment may include a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapies. People with advanced or recurrent cancers may also be treated with chemotherapy, or . You can learn about these therapies here. Clinical trials may be available for any of cancer.
Tumor testing and genetic testing can provide additional clues about which treatments may work best for your cancer. If you test positive for an linked to endometrial cancer, your results may also help you and your relatives learn about risks for future cancers and ways to manage these risks.
Ask your doctor to explain your diagnosis, test results and treatment options in terms that you can understand. This will allow you to work with your doctor to choose the best treatment for you.
The following organizations offer peer support services for people with or at high risk for endometrial cancer:
- FORCE peer support
- Our Message Boards allow people to connect with others who share their situation. Once you register, you can post on the Diagnosed With Cancer board to connect with other people who have been diagnosed.
- Peer Navigation Program will match you with a volunteer who shares your mutation and situation.
- Private Facebook Group.
- Virtual and in-person support meetings.
- Join a Zoom community group meeting.
- SHARE is a nonprofit that provides support and information for women with breast, ovarian or endometrial cancer.
ECANA is an online resource for Black people with endometrial cancer.