How is endometrial cancer treated?
After going over your test results, your doctor will recommend one or more treatment options. Don't feel rushed about making a decision. If there is anything you do not understand, ask to have it explained again. The choice of treatment mostly depends on the type of cancer and stage of the disease when it was found. Other factors that could play a part might include your age, your overall health, whether you plan to have children, and other personal matters. Be sure you understand all the risks and side effects of the different treatments before making a decision.
You may want to get a second opinion. This can give you more information and help you feel more certain about the treatment plan you choose. Some insurance companies even say you must get a second opinion before they will pay for some treatments, but most of the time a second opinion is not needed.
There are 4 basic types of treatment for women with endometrial cancer. Surgery is the main treatment for most women with endometrial cancer. But sometimes one or more of these treatments is combined.
Last Medical Review: 08/01/2012
Last Revised: 01/21/2013