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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.

Detection

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 studies is available by contacting the Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center at (502) 629-5500.

Norton Healthcare is available to answer questions you may have on gynecological cancers.  Please email us at cancerresource@nortonhealthcare.org 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.

Or, call the Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center at 1-800-555-6772 or (502) 629-5500.  Please mention that you were directed by the Nortonhealthcare.com site.

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