Endometrium Cancer Treatment

Surgery is the main treatment for womb cancer, although different methods can be used depending on patient personal circumstances. Radiotherapy is also an important treatment modality.

When deciding which treatment is best for patient, patient doctors will consider:

  • The stage of cancer (how big it is and how far it has spread)
  • Patient general health
  • Whether fertility is a matter of concern (this is rare because of the age at which womb cancer usually occurs)

Health professionals use a staging system to describe how far womb cancer has advanced. These stages are:

  • Stage 1: the cancer is still contained inside the womb (uterus)
  • Stage 2: the cancer has spread to the neck of the womb (the cervix)
  • Stage 3: the cancer has spread outside the womb into nearby tissues in the pelvis or the lymph nodes
  • Stage 4: the cancer has spread to the soft tissues of the abdomen, or into other organs, such as the bladder, bowel, liver or lungs

Patient chances of surviving womb cancer depend on the stage at which it is diagnosed. Many women with stage 1 womb cancer are cured. In advanced stages surgery plus radiotherapy are used. Recently in some cases chemotherapy is also being considered.