Uterine Cancer Prevention
To help prevent uterine cancer, women should maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly. Intrauterine devices that deliver progestin, progestin-only oral contraceptives, pregnancy, and breast feeding also reduce risk.
Pap tests are not used to screen for uterine cancer; however uterine cancer occasionally can be detected through Pap tests by finding abnormal glandular cells. Diagnosis of endometrial cancer is typically made by an endometrial biopsy done in a doctor’s office. Occasionally dilation and curettage (D&C) – the removal of tissue samples from the uterus – is required. Rarely a sonogram or CT scan may be included in the evaluation as well.
Uterine Cancer Treatment
Treatments used to fight uterine cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. Women diagnosed with uterine cancer should consult with a medical or gynecologic oncologist to discuss best treatment options.