Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer - Medications
Medicines, such as
chemotherapy or progestin hormone therapy, may be given after surgery for
endometrial cancer. Your treatment depends on the
stage and grade of the cancer and the risk for the cancer to spread
or come back.
Progestin hormone therapy may be used if your cancer has
come back or spread or you are unable to have surgery or radiation
therapy. Or it may be done if you are a young woman with early-stage cancer and you want the option of becoming pregnant in the future.
Chemotherapy is used alone or in combination. Examples
Medicines to help with side effects
Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy. These side effects usually are temporary and go away when treatment is stopped. Your doctor will prescribe medicines to help relieve nausea.