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Expert Care for Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer
Minimally invasive surgical techniques and fertility preservation for uterine (endometrial) cancer
We understand the concern that can arise when receiving a uterine (endometrial) cancer diagnosis. At Henry Ford Cancer Institute, you will find compassion, kindness, and ongoing support. Most of all you’ll find hope.
Our team of experts will analyze your diagnosis and your needs to create a personalized treatment plan. If you wish to become pregnant later, they will help you determine the best options for fertility preservation. Whenever possible, our surgeons will use the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical options.
We want you to know that you are not alone. We will support you by providing a special nurse navigator to help you schedule appointments. The nurse navigator will encourage you and explain what you can expect as you go through treatment and recovery.
Advanced treatment options for uterine (endometrial) cancer
The terms “uterine cancer” and “endometrial cancer” are often used interchangeably, but it’s important to note that the cancer may develop from different tissues of the uterus. You will have the most advanced treatment options and innovative surgical techniques to fight your battle against uterine cancer. Our experts will design a personalized treatment plan that will offer you the best outcome. The treatment plan – based on your cancer diagnosis, your unique health needs, and your concerns – may consist of the following:
- Minimally invasive surgery, including robot-assisted hysterectomy and laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy
- Radiation therapy
- Clinical trials, including research studies for new drugs, and clinical approaches to treat uterine cancer.
We provide options to preserve fertility for women in child-bearing ages. Some of these options are experimental and may be appropriate only for women at certain stages of uterine cancer.
- Freezing eggs, embryos and ovarian tissue
- Radiation shielding
- Medical management of the cancer to preserve the uterus for further pregnancy in select cases
Your uterine (endometrial) cancer team
To tailor your treatment to your unique diagnosis and needs, we treat uterine cancer using the expertise of a multidisciplinary team approach. Your team will include:
- Gynecologic oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Nurse navigators
- Social workers
Your team will be there for you throughout your treatment for any medical and personal needs that may arise along the way.