Disease and Drug Information
Endometrial Cancer usually develops slowly and most often occurs in post-menopausal women. Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge should be reported to your doctor right away as this may be a result of benign tumors such as a fibroid or polyp, or a symptom of something more serious. Currently there are no diagnostic screenings specific to uterine cancer to help with early detection. Pelvic exams can find advanced cases and the Pap test (or Pap smear) can identify early cancers of the cervix (the lower part of the uterus) but neither of these tests is useful in identifying endometrial cancers.
Arizona Oncology offers an integrated team-oriented approach to provide you with the best possible care. We are also eager to explain the facts and answer your questions at every step along the way. Our team of dedicated, highly-trained physicians and staff is committed to providing the highest quality compassionate care to our patients.
We understand that a new diagnosis of endometrial cancer can be overwhelming. Our team of experts will arrange your consultation quickly so you can get the information you need. We will help you, and your family, make individualized treatment decisions in partnership with our medical team. During this process, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to help manage your cancer and continue with routine activities of daily life.
Genetic counseling is an important piece of our gynecological oncology program. If you have a family history of colon or endometrial cancer you may benefit from genetic counseling and testing to learn if you are a carrier of a gene mutation known as hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer, (HNPCC, sometimes called Lynch syndrome), which can increase your own risk of endometrial cancer. Our certified genetic counselors recognize that discussing an increased cancer risk for yourself and your family can be a difficult and intimidating process and we’ll help you navigate the testing process and utilize the results to guide your care.
Arizona Oncology has offices located throughout the state in the Northern Flagstaff area, Phoenix area and Tucson area where you will receive state-of-the art treatment in a caring and comfortable environment close to home, work, and family.
Arizona Oncology's Endometrial Cancer specialized services:
Individualized Treatment Planning
Our program is designed to provide patients and their loved ones with the knowledge to help choose the course of treatment that best fits their needs, in collaboration with a specialized medical team. Advances in endometrial cancer research now allow us to plan personalized treatment based on the specific biologic characteristics of your cancer, resulting in better outcomes and fewer side effects. During your consultation, you will learn about treatment options for endometrial cancer. We will take the time and opportunity to answer your questions and ensure that you understand the reasoning behind our recommendations.
Arizona Oncology will work with patients to answer any questions or concerns you many have about your care. We can direct you to resources for financial assistance programs, community resources, supportive care programs, and more. Nurse Navigators are available at some locations. Feel free to ask your provider for more details.
Our participation in high-priority clinical trials through US Oncology Research may provide early access to new therapies that are not available elsewhere. We believe in clinical research, and hope that you will consider participating in the development of new treatments through innovative research, making strides to ensure that tomorrow’s care will be even better than today’s.
Multidisciplinary Case Review
Genetic counseling and screening for patients and their families are available some locations. Feel free to ask your provider for more details.Your medical team will perform an in depth review of your case to enhance communication and guide individualized treatment recommendations. This will generally include input from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, pathology, and genetics.
Testing and Treatment
Arizona Oncology offers the latest treatments in endometrial cancer and our team provides the most informed, individualized treatment recommendations. We also offer genetic counseling and screening for patients and their families.
Our team is committed to supporting you as a whole throughout your cancer experience. We coordinate and work with many foundations throughout the community to help support your needs during treatment.
Our scheduling staff will work with patients to arrange convenient appointments.
Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about Endometrial Cancer including side effects of treatments, support information and more. Or ask your cancer care team questions about your individual situation.
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