Jefferson Health

Endometrial Cancer

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Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. Like many other types of cancer, there is a high cure rate with early detection.

If you are diagnosed with endometrial cancer, the experienced team in Jefferson's Gynecologic Oncology Program have expertise in treating women with both premalignant and malignant conditions of the reproductive organs. The team participates as Principal Investigators with the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), the national cooperative research organization for investigating new therapeutic approaches.

The Best Care for Endometrial Cancer in Philadelphia

As one of only six cancer centers in the nation designated as a Center of Excellence by Fertile Hope, our Center physicians provide reproductive support to cancer patients and survivors whose cancer treatment may pose risks to fertility.

Bringing together the expertise of Jefferson specialists in gynecologic surgery, oncology, pathology, radiation therapy and radiology, your medical team will give a thorough evaluation and devise a personalized treatment plan based on the nature of your cancer and if it has spread to other parts of your body. The most common treatment is the surgical removal of the uterus through a hysterectomy procedure, which Jefferson surgeons have performed successfully for many endometrial cancer patients.

The Center's physicians and scientists have helped pioneer new approaches to cancer treatment by translating scientific discoveries into improved patient care. Our physicians are experienced in using the most advanced treatment methods and technologies and are at the forefront of developing new chemotherapies.

Jefferson is also home to the region's busiest radiation oncology center and one of the largest programs for cancer treatment in the Delaware Valley.

Patient and Family Support for Endometrial Cancer

Additionally, we will provide you and your family a support network that includes specially trained nurses, educators, fellow patients and cancer survivors. Among the wide variety of support programs offered at Jefferson is our Buddy Program, which matches cancer patients with trained volunteer cancer survivors who have been through treatment themselves. These volunteers provide one-on-one support either over the telephone or on-site in the waiting area at the Bodine Center for Radiation Therapy. You can also access services to meet your emotional and psychological needs during your course of treatment through the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are the best way patients can receive new therapies and procedures. To find out if a clinical trial might be right for you, ask your health care provider or contact the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Clinical Research Management Office at 215-955-1661.