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Uterine cancer is found most often in women after menopause, but it can occur in women nearing this stage of life as well.


Uterine cancer is usually caught early because it often causes abnormal bleeding in women who have been through menopause.  Abnormal bleeding between periods also can be of concern for women who have not gone through menopause.  Symptoms of the disease may not appear, making annual checkups important.

Treatment options

The most common treatment option for uterine cancer is a total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, usually accompanied by bilateral pelvic and peri-aortic lymph node dissection.  Additional treatment is based on the risk of recurrent disease and may include hormonal therapy, radiation or chemotherapy.

Clinical research

As part of our comprehensive service, Norton Cancer Institute gives patients the chance to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored clinical research studies.  A list of cancer clinical trials is available online or you can call the Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center at (502) 629-3449.

Support and Ongoing Care

The Norton Cancer Institute team is dedicated to offering quality care for patients with uterine cancer.  Our experienced medical staff has expertise in early cancer detection, the latest treatments, and encourage a host of support services provided by the Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center for patients and their families.

The center houses a library of educational resources about cancer prevention and detection, treatment options and recovery. Specially trained oncology nurses are available to provide one-on-one educational counseling for patients and family members.

The center also offers the following free services for cancer patients and their families:

  • Educational seminars
  • Clinical-trial searches
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Emotional/behavioral counseling
  • Wigs, prostheses and turbans
  • Massage therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Referrals to community resources

Norton Healthcare is available to answer questions you may have on gynecological cancers.  Please email us at and a health care professional will research and respond to your question within 48-hours.  Exceptions may include weekends and holidays.  Most questions are answered within one business day.

Call the Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center at (800) 555-6772 or (502) 629-5500 for more information.

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