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Uterine cancer starts in your uterus and is the most common gynecological cancer in the U.S. Over 80 percent of uterine cancers begin in the lining of the uterus, or endometrium.
At Dignity Health, our oncologists are dedicated to helping you prevent and fight cancer. To meet with an expert about uterine cancer in the Bay Area, use our search tool and Find a Doctor.
Signs and symptoms of uterine cancer can include:
These symptoms are often related to other noncancerous conditions.
Researchers don’t know the causes of uterine cancer, however, certain factors can increase your risk of developing it. These include:
Treatment for uterine cancer depends on the stage. Dignity Health doctors use surgery to remove cancerous tissue or reproductive organs. Our surgeons rely on advanced technology to remove tumors.
Radiation therapy or chemotherapy may be used after surgery to eliminate any remaining cancer cells. Your doctor might recommend hormone or biologic therapy for an advanced stage of uterine cancer.
Find a Doctor to discuss your options for treating uterine cancer in the Bay Area.
Dignity Health hospitals in the Bay Area offer the latest testing and treatment for all stages of uterine cancer in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.