If you see any indicators of endometrial cancer, consult your primary care physician or a gynecologist. Your doctor will inquire about your symptoms and also your health history. A pelvic exam will be performed to search for problems in your uterus and other reproductive organs. A transvaginal ultrasound examination may be conducted to look for cancers or other diseases.
If your doctor identifies any abnormalities during the ultrasound scan, they may prescribe one or more of the following procedures to obtain a tissue sample for testing:
- Endometrial biopsy
- Dilation and curettage (D&C)
- Transvaginal ultrasound
Womb cancer is often treated surgically by removing the fallopian tubes, uterus, and ovaries. Another alternative is high-energy radiation treatment. Endometrial cancer medication therapies include chemotherapy with strong medicines and hormone therapy to inhibit hormones that cancer cells depend on.
Other choices include targeted treatment, which uses pharmaceuticals to tackle particular flaws in cancer cells, and immunotherapy, which uses drugs to help your immune system fight cancer.