If you have symptoms that suggest endometrial cancer, also called uterine cancer, your doctor will try to find out what’s causing the problems. You may have a physical exam and blood tests. Also, you may have one or more of the following tests:
If cancer is found, the pathologist studies tissue samples from the uterus under a microscope to learn the grade of the tumor. The grade tells how much the tumor tissue differs from normal uterine tissue. It may suggest how fast the tumor is likely to grow. Tumors with higher grades tend to grow faster than those with lower grades. Tumors with higher grades are also more likely to spread. Doctors use tumor grade (how it looks under a microscope) along with the stage of uterine cancer (size and extent) to suggest treatment options.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with uterine cancer or any other type of gynecologic cancer, make an appointment with one of our gynecologic oncologists. Our cancer centers are conveniently located throughout the Willamette Valley and central coast, including Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Newport, Florence, and Lincoln City.