Uterine Cancer

M Health Fairview Cancer Care is at the forefront of gynecologic treatments and therapies, and has achieved among the highest five-year cancer survival rates, as determined by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
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The uterus is the female reproductive organ that carries the fetus during pregnancy. Uterine cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer, and the most common form of uterine cancer is endometrial cancer that begins in the cells lining the uterus. Uterine sarcoma, another form of uterine cancer, starts in the muscle and supporting cells.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview Cancer Care is one of the largest gynecologic cancer programs in the Midwest. Our nationally recognized team of gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, advanced practice providers, and support staff work as a team to provide patients with leading-edge cancer care, using the latest and most advanced treatment approaches. Our team meets regularly to discuss each patient's treatment, routinely seeking the advice and opinions of our partners within and outside our program.

A center of excellence
Our program is at the forefront of gynecologic treatments and therapies, and has achieved among the highest five-year cancer survival rates, as determined by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. We’re also designated as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Personal support
A diagnosis of uterine cancer can impact many areas of a patient’s life. We provide opportunities for patients to gain emotional and personal support as they navigate through cancer treatment. We provide educational seminars hosted by our staff, access to support groups and peer-to-peer support.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to shrink tumors, kill cancer cells, and treat other non-cancerous conditions. Several types of radiation therapy is often used to limit radiation exposure as much as possible while still delivering the optimal outcomes for patients.
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Brachytherapy

With internal radiation, or brachytherapy, radiation comes from radioactive material placed in seeds, needles or thin plastic tubes that are temporarily or permanently placed inside the patient, within or near the cancerous tissue.
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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is an emerging form of cancer treatment with great promise and limited toxicity. Its goal is to harness the power of the patient’s immune system and use it to fight cancer. Sometimes called biological therapy, it's changing the way we think about cancer treatment.
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Social Work Services for Cancer Patients

M Health Fairview offers Social Work Services for Cancer Patients, and we're committed to providing you with personalized, breakthrough care.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Colposcopy
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Hysterectomy