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Uterine Cancer Expertise

Uterine cancer is the most common kind of gynecologic cancer in the United States, with an estimated 43,470 women diagnosed in 2010. The most common type of uterine cancer is endometrial cancer, which is highly curable if found early.

If you are diagnosed with uterine cancer, it is important that you seek a team of physicians with expertise in gynecologic cancers. Stanford gynecologic oncologists are recognized experts in treating uterine sarcomas, and have helped develop standard guidelines for treating the disease for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).

The Gynecologic Cancer program is located in the new Stanford Women's Cancer Center, a warm and welcoming facility dedicated solely to the treatment of gynecologic and breast cancer.

At the Stanford Women's Cancer Center, our gynecologic cancer specialists are integrating advanced surgical and radiotherapy techniques, along with new drug therapies to provide the best possible outcomes for patients with uterine cancer.

Honoring your unique needs, our physicians will develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific type of uterine cancer, which may include:

  • meticulous surgical evaluation of the tumor to tailor postoperative treatments to exact stage of disease
  • postoperative radiation and chemotherapy regimens for certain high-risk patient
  • new chemotherapeutic agents and hormonal therapy for patients with recurrent or advanced cancer
  • optimal uses of postoperative pelvic radiation
  • aggressive treatment protocols for papillary serous endometrial carcinoma, including whole abdominal radiotherapy in certain locally advanced-stage cases.

Information on treatment options for uterine cancer.

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