Outstanding cancer care requires an unparalleled team. Our specialists in medical oncology, chemotherapy, radiation medicine and pathology all work and consult together to deliver you the most effective treatments.

Chemotherapy is a form of medication is designed to interfere with the cancer’s ability to grow and reproduce.

A machine directs the high-energy X-rays to the area of cancer, with a goal to kill or shrink cancer cells. Learn more about our services by visiting our Radiation Oncology website.

One common treatment for endometrial cancer is surgery, where a procedure is performed to remove the tumor and a margin of healthy tissue. Patients have several surgical options, and the type of surgery can depend on a few factors, such as:

  • Your overall health
  • The type and stage of your cancer
  • The size of the tumor

If the cancer has spread within the vagina, outside of the vagina to the lymph nodes or to other parts of the body, your healthcare provider may recommend one of the following procedures.

  • Hysterectomy. The main treatment for endometrial cancer is a hysterectomy, an operation to remove the uterus and cervix. When the uterus is removed through an incision in the abdomen, it is called a simple or total abdominal hysterectomy. If the uterus is removed through the vagina, it is known as a vaginal hysterectomy.
  • Lymph node surgery. This operation removes lymph nodes from the pelvis and the area next to the aorta to see if they contain cancer cells that have spread from the uterine tumor. It is called a lymph node dissection when most or all the lymph nodes in a certain area are removed.
NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - A Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Markey Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – a distinction that recognizes our commitment to accelerating precision cancer research and care to patients. We are the first and only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center in Kentucky, and one of 57 in the nation.