A review of the surgical procedures used in the treatment of endometrial cancer.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the uterus and is often used in cancer treatments.
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure that is done alone or in combination with another procedure, such as a hysterectomy, to remove the ovaries.
A dilation and curettage (D&C) is a surgical procedure in which the uterine cervix is dilated for the purpose of tissue removal.
Overview of this surgical procedure used in the treatment of advanced gynecologic cancers.
An introduction to radiation therapy for gynecological cancers and the potential side effects.
Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation that can be used for cervical or endometrial (uterine) cancer treatment and is typically done using a “tandem and ovoid” applicator or a “tandem and ring” applicator.
Lymphedema is when fluid (lymph) collects anywhere in your body and causes swelling (edema). Lymphedema can be a long-term side effect of some treatments for gynecologic cancers. It is not preventable but there are treatment options available. You should contact your care provider if you notice any new swelling, weight gain, or if your clothes or shoes are feeling tighter than usual.