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Uterine / endometrial cancers

We are one of only a few Canadian centres to offer minimally invasive surgery with comprehensive surgical staging with the potential for patients to go home the day of surgery. Pelvic radiotherapy is offered using an IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy) approach, which is more targeted than traditional approaches. We also offer localized treatment to the vagina only, for many patients.

Patients see many clinicians at the same time at our multidisciplinary and inter-professional Gynecological Cancer clinic for coordinated, expedited care and assessment, and to discuss an individualized treatment plan.

Diagnosis and Treatment options

» Newly diagnosed with uterine cancer

We offer comprehensive surgery to determine the stage of disease, and to determine if further treatment is recommended. For patients who meet the clinical criteria, we can perform minimally invasive surgery with comprehensive surgical staging and with the potential for patients to go home the day of surgery.

We offer surgical treatments including:

  • hysterectomy
  • oophorectomy
  • omentectomy
  • pelvic node dissection
  • para-aortic node dissection

We offer further therapy if needed:

» Recurrent or advanced uterine cancer

For recurrent cancer, we offer targeted radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.

For advanced cancer, depending on the extent, we offer:

  • surgery
  • pre-surgery chemotherapy (neoadjuvant chemotherapy)
  • pre-surgery radiation therapy (neoadjuvant radiation therapy)
  • hormonal therapy

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