Radical hysterectomy: removes the uterus, cervix and part of the vagina, and may also remove the ovaries, fallopian tubes or nearby lymph nodes
In addition to surgery, our surgeons are part of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, where additional therapies for endometrial cancer treatment may be used, including:
Radiation therapy: applies radiation to kill or contain the cancer; external radiation uses a machine outside the body to direct radiation at the cancer, while internal radiation uses a radioactive substance placed inside the body near the cancer
Hormone therapy: removes or blocks the hormones that may cause the cancer to grow
Chemotherapy: uses drugs to kill cancer cells or to stop them from dividing and spreading
For women who want a provider of the most advanced endometrial cancer treatment, the Women's Cancers Gynecologic Oncology Division at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center provides world-class care in a state-of-the-art facility.
World-class endometrial cancer treatment at Brigham and Women's Hospital
The Gynecologic Oncology Division, part of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, delivers expert and compassionate surgical care to women diagnosed with endometrial cancer and other gynecological cancers.
Women seeking endometrial cancer treatment at Brigham and Women's Hospital may have the option of a robotic hysterectomy. This procedure requires only a tiny incision, allowing for quicker recovery with less pain, fewer medications and less scarring.