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About uterine cancer
There are two types of uterine cancer:
Endometrial cancer is the most common type. It affects the lining of the uterus.
Uterine cancer is rare. It affects the muscles of the uterus.
The UW Carbone Cancer Center is Wisconsin's only comprehensive cancer center. Only a limited number of cancer centers in the U.S. offer all the services available here. Our specialists have the expertise to treat both types of uterine cancer.
Meet our team
Gynecologic cancer specialists
At UW Health, gynecologic oncologists treat uterine cancer. They specialize in women’s cancers, and you don’t find them everywhere. They work together with a team of other experts that includes:
Our goal: To give you the best possible care for your body and mind.
Treatments and research
Advanced, patient-centered treatments
Your cancer is unique. At UW Health, your treatment will be, too. Our team works with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Surgery is the most common treatment for uterine cancer. If you no longer want to bear children, we can offer a robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy. During this procedure, a surgeon removes your uterus using tiny incisions. Laparoscopic surgery can result in less pain than open surgery, which requires larger cuts. It may also lead to a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
We also offer nonsurgical treatment for uterine cancer to minimize any side effects. We always strive to help you have the best possible quality of life, during and after treatment.
In some cases, we can offer treatment that preserves your chances of having a baby.
Preventing the action of hormones might keep cancer from growing.
Our specialists use high-energy x-rays and other forms of radiation to attack cancer cells.
At UW Health, part of our work includes learning more about cancer and cancer care. Through research and clinical trials, we improve our knowledge. In many cases, this allows us to offer you promising new treatments.
Symptoms and diagnosis
Detecting uterine cancer
Uterine cancer is highly treatable if found early. That means it’s crucial to know the symptoms. These can include:
Abnormal vaginal bleeding, including bleeding after menopause
Difficult or painful urination
Ongoing pelvic pain or discomfort in your lower abdomen
Pain during sex
Water-like pink or white vaginal discharge
If you have symptoms, tell your doctor. Our professionals may do a physical exam and run tests that exam the uterus to diagnose your condition. In most cases, our specialists will also look at cells from your uterus under a microscope.
Patient and support services
Online informational resources
To help you feel comfortable during your stay at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, we invite you to learn about our facility and the services we offer.
Expert care is nearby
We treat uterine cancer at the UW Carbone Cancer Center located in the UW Health University Hospital in Madison. Here, you’ll find the largest women’s cancer department in Wisconsin.
Contact the UW Carbone Cancer Center
At the only comprehensive cancer center in Wisconsin, we treat a variety of cancer types using the latest and most advanced treatments available.