Endometrial Adenocarcinoma at 10x Magnification
Treatment for adenocarcinoma of the endometrium typically involves surgery. In some instances, the removal of the cervix and uterus through a simple hysterectomy is considered sufficient, but in others a radical hysterectomy, which entails significantly more extensive tissue removal, may be required. Fallopian tubes, ovaries, and lymph nodes are sometimes surgically removed as well. External and internal radiation therapies are other treatment options and can be used in conjunction with surgical methods. Chemotherapy is usually reserved for patients with metastases, and hormone therapy is generally useful only for those whose tumor cells exhibit progesterone receptors.