What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Uterus
This booklet is about cancer that starts in the uterus. Other names for this disease are uterine cancer and endometrial cancer.
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Learning about medical care for uterine cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care. This booklet covers:
- The anatomy of the uterus and basics about uterine cancer
- How uterine cancer is diagnosed
- Treatments for uterine cancer, including taking part in cancer treatment research studies
This booklet has lists of questions that may help you talk with your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit.
This booklet is not about uterine sarcoma. Uterine sarcoma is a different type of cancer with different treatment options. For the latest information about uterine sarcoma, visit Uterine Cancer.
The information in this booklet was last updated in August 2010.