Uterine carcinosarcoma is another kind of endometrial cancer. It's a rare form composed by the association of carcinoma (cancer that develops from epithelial cells that covers uterus) and sarcoma (cancer that develops from connective cells like muscular cells of the uterus).
Finally, there is another cancer called uterine sarcoma, which starts from the muscular cells of uterus (deep cells). It's a rare form, not included in endometrial cancers, whose treatment has to be decided on a case by case basis.
Endometrial Cancer Treatment
Women with endometrial cancer have many treatment options. Most women with endometrial cancer are treated with surgery. Some have radiation therapy. A smaller number of women may be treated with hormonal therapy. Some patients receive a combination of therapies.
Most women with endometrial cancer have surgery to remove the uterus (hysterectomy) through an incision in the abdomen. The doctor also removes both fallopian tubes and both ovaries. (This procedure is called a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.)
In radiation therapy, high-energy rays are used to kill cancer cells. Like surgery, radiation therapy is a local therapy. It affects cancer cells only in the treated area.
Doctors use two types of radiation therapy to treat uterine cancer:
- External Radiation: In external radiation therapy, a large machine outside the body is used to aim radiation at the tumor area. No radioactive materials are put into the body for external radiation therapy.
- Internal Radiation: In internal radiation therapy, tiny tubes containing a radioactive substance are inserted through the vagina and left in place for a few days. Once the implant is removed, the woman has no radioactivity in her body.
Technology used for Treating Endometrial Cancer
Apart from surgery and chemotherapy, the new age technology used to treat endometrial cancer include Radiology and Radiation Oncology, which are advanced imaging technology that can be used to detect cancer.
Technologies for detection of cancer:
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Nuclear Medicine
- PET Fusion
- Robotic Surgical System
- Trilogy Image Guided Radiation Therapy System (IGRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy System (IMRT)
The oncology clinic is comprised of physicians dedicated to treating endometrial cancer and metastases to the system with the latest technology. Because our physicians are specialists in gyn oncology, hematology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and endometrial cancer treatment, you can rest assured you’re receiving the best care available. We work with specialists in other areas of care when necessary to give you a comprehensive approach to treatment of endometrial cancer. OMEGA offers the latest and most advanced cancer treatments in India.
Apart from doctors, we have radiologists who specialize in Imaging, Neuroradiology, PET CT, Abdominal Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging We are uniquely positioned to make the tremendous power of these technologies work towards giving you the best cancer treatment.