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Overview

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 sarcoma is rare. It affects the muscles of the uterus or the tissues that support it.

Specialists at UW Health’s Carbone Cancer Center have the expertise to treat both types of uterine cancer. We are Wisconsin’s only comprehensive cancer center. This means we offer complete cancer care. Only a limited number of cancer centers in the U.S. offer all the services we do.

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:

  • Genetic counselors

  • Health psychologists

  • Medical oncologists

  • Radiation oncologists

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.

Nonsurgical treatments

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.

Preventing the action of hormones might keep cancer from growing.

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.

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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

You can learn more about uterine cancer here:







Locations

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.

  • UW Carbone Cancer Center
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • Open now
    • The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center is a pioneer in cancer research and quality patient care. It is the only comprehensive cancer center in Wisconsin, as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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  • UW Carbone Cancer Clinic - 1 S. Park
    • 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 287-2552
    • Open now
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  • Swedish Cancer Center
    Swedish Cancer Center
    SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center
    • 3535 N Bell School Road / Rockford, IL
    • (779) 696-9400
    • Open now
    • Patients here have convenient local access to UW Health cancer specialists in areas such as breast cancer, head-and-neck cancer, endocrine cancer, and thoracic surgical and abdominal surgical oncology.

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  • Beloit Cancer Center
    Beloit Cancer Center
    Beloit Cancer Center
    • 1670 Lee Lane / Beloit, WI
    • Open now
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  • UW Health Johnson Creek
    UW Health Johnson Creek
    UW Cancer Center Johnson Creek
    • 250 Doctors Ct. / Johnson Creek, WI
    • (920) 699-3500
    • Open now
    • UW Cancer Center Johnson Creek offers the people of southeastern Wisconsin local access to leading-edge research and treatments offered by the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison.

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  • UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care
    • N16 W24131 Riverwood Drive / Waukesha, WI
    • Open now
    • Partnered with the UW Carbone Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, UW Health Cancer Center at ProHealth Care offers world-class cancer care in a comforting setting close to home.

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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.

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