Endometrial / Uterine Cancer

There is hope, innovation and support available for those with Endometrial / Uterine Cancer and Uterine Sarcoma here at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center

Endometrial / Uterine Cancer is a cancer that starts in the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus (womb). Nearly all cancers of the uterus start in the endometrium and are called endometrial carcinomas. Cancers can also start in the muscle layer or supporting connective tissue of the uterus. These cancers belong to the group of cancers called sarcomas. Types of uterine sarcoma:  Endometrial stromal sarcoma, undifferentiated sarcomas and uterine leiomyosarcomas. 

Patient Care and Treatment

The Gynecologic Oncology Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center provides diagnosis and treatment to those with all types of gynecologic cancer, including endometrial/uterine cancers, uterine sarcomas and other forms of gynecologic cancer. The Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Clinic follows a team approach to care. Our patients have their situation discussed not only by our gynecologic oncologists, but also by team surgeons and pathologists. By having everyone involved, a personalized treatment plan is developed. In most cases, this discussion happens the same day as the appointment.

Support

Since our program is part of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patients have access to Patient Support Services. Support and services are available to our patients at every point in their care.

Make an appointment/referral

To make an appointment, please call the Patient Care Center at 734-647-8906. If you would like to refer a patient, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555. For more information, visit our Make an Appointment web page.

Learn more about uterine and endometrial cancer

From our blog, mCancerTalk: Uterine sarcoma – a little known cancer

from the Healthwise Library on UofMHealth.org: Uterine / Endometrial Cancer

Uterine Sarcoma
Uterine sarcomas comprise less than 1% of gynecologic cancer and 2% to 5% of all uterine cancers.

Resources to print

Gynecologic Oncology Patient Handbook

Blue Book: Overview of Gynecologic Oncology

What Every Woman Should Know About Gynecologic Cancer

Still have questions?

The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.

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