HEALTH ALERT!  For the safety of our patients and staff, effective March 30, 2020, new patients and patients with disabilities will be permitted one visitor over the age of 15. No other visitors will be permitted into the clinic.  Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired. Compass is working with other health care providers in the area to help contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. We are taking active steps to minimize your exposure to the virus. These steps include screening everyone who enters the clinic for signs of illness, banning most visitors in the clinic, minimizing our own staffing and allowing some employees to work from home, and frequent sanitation of the clinic. We are using personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, gloves, and face-shields according to national guidelines. We are working to identify those patients whose visits or treatments can be safely delayed, and we will notify you of this if you have an upcoming visit.  We ask that you stay home if you have fever and/or cough.

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Endometrial Cancer Overview

Endometrial cancer or uterine cancer is a gynecologic cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).

You can review other important information about diagnosing endometrial cancer, staging the disease, and endometrial cancer treatment options on our website, or you can request a consultation with one of our endometrial cancer specialists at one of our six offices in Portland and Vancouver where they can answer questions specific to your individual situation.

 

Diagnosing Endometrial Cancer

Diagnosing Endometrial Cancer

If your doctor suspects that you may have endometrial cancer, he/she will usually perform a physical exam and order blood tests to look for cancerous cells before making an endometrial cancer diagnosis.

Endometrial Cancer Staging

Endometrial Cancer Staging

The various stages of endometrial cancer range from Stage 0 to Stage IV. In order to plan the best cancer treatment options, your doctor will need to assess the stage of your cancer by ordering various tests.

Endometrial Cancer Treatment Options

Endometrial Cancer Treatment Options

At Compass Oncology, after an endometrial cancer diagnosis, our cancer care team will work with you to develop a cancer treatment plan that’s best for you based on the type and stage of your endometrial cancer, your overall health, and various other factors. Your treatment plan may include one or more of the following:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
Endometrial Cancer Research & Clinical Trials

Endometrial Cancer Research & Clinical Trials

Compass Oncology, in affiliation with the US Oncology Network, offers endometrial cancer clinical research trials for patients in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas. Since our partnership with US Oncology, our patients have participated in clinical research trials that have led to new cancer therapies being approved by the FDA.

Support Services for Endometrial Cancer Patients

Support Services for Endometrial Cancer Patients

The support specialists at Compass Oncology are here to help you during every step of your cancer journey from second opinions and oncology nutritional services to patients benefits representatives and oncology social workers that can guide you along the way. We also encourage you to learn more and take advantage of both our Compass Oncology cancer support groups and other local cancer support groups in and around Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA.

Additional Information on Gynecologic Cancers

Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about Endometrial Cancer including side effects of treatments, support information and more. Or ask your cancer care team questions about your individual situation.

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