Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
Every year, an estimated 50,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer,
a soft tissue cancer that affects the lining of the uterus. Endometrial
cancer is rare in young women; more than half of all cases of endometrial
cancer occur in women between the ages of 50-69.
Hormone levels play an important role in raising a woman's risk for
endometrial cancer. Risk factors for endometrial cancer including having
had estrogen therapy, taken birth control pills, not having children,
having a family history of breast, ovarian or endometrial cancer, a personal
history of breast or ovarian cancer, and being overweight and inactive.
We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to care. Every endometrial cancer
patient benefits from our collaborative philosophy of working together
with the specialists involved with your care.
Treating Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer treatments include: