Detecting Uterine Cancer in Williamsport & Wellsboro, PA
The Cancer Center at UPMC Susquehanna delivers an individualized plan of care to promote successful outcomes in uterine cancer patients. We're committed to seeing that your needs are met, you understand your condition and treatment options, and you feel comfortable in the hands of our team.
Common treatments for uterine cancer include:
If you have recently been diagnosed with uterine cancer, you can count on our team of gynecologists, oncologists and social workers to help you beat this disease. The most advanced uterine cancer treatments are available right here in central PA.
If you would like to learn more about how we treat uterine cancer in Williamsport or Wellsboro, PA, Find a Provider at UPMC Susquehanna.
What is Uterine Cancer?
There are a variety of types of uterine cancer, each with their own name, such as cervical or endometrial cancer, the two most common uterine cancers. Any cancer occurring in the uterus is defined as uterine cancer.
Uterine Cancer Symptoms
Symptoms of uterine cancer may include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Difficulty urinating or pain with urination
- Pain during intercourse
- Pelvic pain
For an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms, speak with a provider at UPMC Susquehanna.
Uterine Cancer Causes
While the cause of uterine cancer is still unknown, experts understand that some factors seem to increase a woman’s risk of developing cancer of the uterus. These include being over the age of 50, being postmenopausal, and having endometrial hyperplasia (an abnormally thick lining of the womb).
Uterine Cancer Treatment at UPMC Susquehanna
Your treatment at the Cancer Center at UPMC Susquehanna will be customized to your specific needs. After being diagnosed with uterine cancer, our doctors will see what treatment options are available and best fit for your condition. They will collaborate with many of our expert physicians to stop cancer in its tracks.
Treatment for uterine cancer is based on the following factors:
- Overall health and medical history
- Extent of the disease
- Tolerance for medications
- Expectations for the course of the disease
Common treatment methods are radiation and chemotherapy, though other forms of therapy are available and may be included in your treatment plan.
At UPMC Susquehanna, our oncologists provide complete care to screen for, diagnose, and treat uterine cancer in Wellsboro and Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas.