Uterine Cancer

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At the Swedish Cancer Institute, women with uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer receive care through a nationally-recognized gynecological cancer program –the seventh-highest volume uterine cancer center in the United States.. This includes the expertise of a renowned team of physicians, surgeons and other specialists. All Swedish uterine-cancer patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to care that encompasses leading-edge imaging techniques, the latest in treatment options and a full selection of high-quality support services.

Members of our multidisciplinary care teams meet regularly to share information and discuss patient cases, in order to determine an integrated course of care for each person.


Uterine cancer usually arises from the surface of the uterus or endometrium and less often from glands in the uterus. For most women, uterine cancer is brought to medical attention because of unanticipated or problematic bleeding from the uterus, usually occurring after menopause. Fortunately, 80 percent of women diagnosed because of abnormal bleeding will have cancer limited to the uterus (stage I and II) – and a high proportion are cured. 


A number of treatment options are aimed at eliminating the disease to reach a state of complete remission. Swedish offers a full range of state-of-the-art treatments including:

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Research and Clinical Trials

If your physician believes you are a good candidate to participate in a clinical trial evaluating a new treatment or more effective combinations of treatments — and you agree — you will have access to the very latest in research treatments.

At any given time, the Swedish Cancer Institute offers patients more than 140 clinical-research studies involving most types of cancers.  Additionally, our physician specialists collaborate with other regional and national research groups, including  Southwest Oncology Group, National Cancer Institute, Puget Sound Oncology Consortium and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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Beyond physical health, the Swedish Cancer Institute is committed to the emotional well-being of our patients and their families. We offer:

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See Patient Support and Resources and Services for the Body, Mind and Spirit at Swedish.

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