Your treatment plan is a personalized one, based on your age, overall health, as well as the type, location, grade, and stage of the tumor. Uterine cancers are staged from I to IV, with Stage I cancer being the most localized and Stage IV indicating metastasis to distant organs. The grade indicates whether the cells resemble healthy tissue (low-grade tumor) or unhealthy tissue (high-grade tumor).
Surgery is the most common treatment for uterine cancer. The type of surgery performed takes into account the stage and grade of the tumor as well as your family planning needs.
In many cases, uterine cancer can be treated with minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic or robotic surgery. Our goal is to remove the tumor, as well as any lymph nodes, organs, or tissues which may be affected by cancer. Most times, a hysterectomy, which involves the removal of the uterus and cervix, may be required – along with the ovaries, tubes, and lymph glands.