Treatment

Womb cancer is usually treated with surgery, which seeks to remove the cancer and determine how far the cancer has spread (staging).

  • Surgery typically includes removing the womb, cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Lymph nodes may also be removed. This can be done by open or keyhole (laparoscopy) surgery.
  • Radiotherapy is given to certain patients after surgery to consolidate the treatment. If surgery is too risky, such as in elderly women and women with serious medical problems, radiation therapy alone may be recommended.
  • Chemotherapy is given in rare type womb cancer (Serous, Clear Cell) or if the cancer is advanced or recurrent.
  • Hormonal Treatment (Megace) can be used if cancer relapses or if patient is unfit for surgery or radiotherapy.