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.
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.
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.
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:
- Radiation Therapy
- Hormone Therapy
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.
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.