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Uterine Cancer Treatment by Stage

Stage I Uterine Cancer Treatment

Treatment of stage I uterine cancer may include:
 
  • Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). The lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen may also be removed and examined under a microscope to check for cancer cells.
 
  • Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, with or without removal of lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen). Surgery will be followed by internal radiation therapy or external radiation therapy to the pelvis. For internal radiation, a plastic cylinder containing a source of radiation may be placed in the vagina to kill any remaining cancer cells.
 
  • Radiation therapy (alone) for patients who cannot have surgery.
 

Stage IIA Uterine Cancer Treatment

Treatment of stage IIA uterine cancer may include:
 
  • Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). The lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen may also be removed and examined under a microscope to check for cancer cells.
 
  • Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, with or without removal of lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen). Surgery will be followed by internal radiation therapy or external radiation therapy to the pelvis. After surgery, a plastic cylinder containing a source of radiation may be placed in the vagina to kill any remaining cancer cells.
 
  • Radiation therapy (alone) for patients who cannot have surgery.
 
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