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Endometrial cancer is the rapid growth of abnormal cells that line the uterus. It also is called uterine cancer. These cells may spread to nearby organs, lymph glands, or distant organs. This cancer can be cured most often when found early.
Treatment may include surgery to remove the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and sometimes the pelvic lymph nodes. Radiation and hormones to stop cancer growth also are sometimes used. Chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy may be used if the cancer has spread.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine
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