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Conditions We Treat: Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus, or the endometrium. Because endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer, it is frequently referred to as uterine cancer. In the U.S., about 50,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer every year.
Endometrial Cancer: What You Need to Know
- Endometrial cancer is highly treatable when found early.
- Symptoms of endometrial cancer include abnormal vaginal bleeding and pain in the pelvic area.
- The risk for endometrial cancer increases as women age.
Why choose Johns Hopkins for management of endometrial cancer?
Our Surgical Expertise
Johns Hopkins is one of only a few centers performing minimally invasive surgery with sentinel lymph node mapping. This groundbreaking technique uses infrared fluorescent imaging to identify potentially cancerous lymph nodes that would otherwise go undetected. This helps stops the spread of the cancer and reduces recurrence.
Watch this video to learn more about minimally invasive surgery at Johns Hopkins.
Our Patient Care
We believe in treating the whole patient — body, mind and spirit. “We are by your side every step of the way — whether you are just beginning treatment or have completed treatment and are undergoing survivorship care.” – Amanda Fader, M.D.
As part of your care, we offer a range of counseling and support services for you and your family.