The uterus has two main parts, the cervix (the lower end, which extends into the vagina) and the body. Although the cervix is technically a part of the uterus, most references to the uterus are about the body section of the uterus.
Endometrial (uterine) cancer is a type of gynecologic cancer that forms in the tissue lining (the endometrium) of the uterus, the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis in which a fetus develops. Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas – cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids.
For additional reading on endometrial cancer, visit the National Cancer Institute.
Review important information about the diagnosis, staging, and treatment options for uterine cancer.
Endometrial cancer surgery is one of the most common procedures performed by gynecologic oncologists at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute. While the technology is highly advanced, and many women can take advantage of minimally invasive surgery options, patients may still be anxious about what to expect.
From preparation to recovery, our gynecologic oncologists guide you through the entire uterine cancer treatment process, including surgery and other options, so you can create a treatment plan that's best for you.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with uterine cancer or another gynecologic cancer, the team at WVCI is here to help. Make an appointment with one of our gynecologic cancer specialists at a location near you in the Willamette Valley and Coast - including Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Florence, Lincoln City, and Newport. We will discuss your type of gynecologic cancer and the personalized treatment options available for you. We’re here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way.