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    Endometrial Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage

    Stage I Endometrial Cancer

    Treatment of stage I endometrial cancer may include the following:

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    • Surgery (total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). Lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen may also be removed and viewed under a microscope to check for cancer cells.
    • Surgery (total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, with or without removal of lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen) followed by internal 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.
    • Surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy in stage I endometrial cancer that is likely to recur (come back).
    • Clinical trials of new types of treatment.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I endometrial carcinoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage II Endometrial Cancer

    Treatment of stage II endometrial cancer may include the following:

    • Surgery (radical hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). Lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen may also be removed and viewed under a microscope to check for cancer cells. Radiation therapy may follow surgery.
    • Surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy in stage II endometrial cancer that is likely to recur (come back).
    • Clinical trials of new types of treatment.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage II endometrial carcinoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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