Not All Uterine Cancer is the Same: What to Know About Rare Uterine Cancers
June 19, 2023
While endometrial cancer is the most common type of uterine cancer, not all cancers are the same and there are less common endometrial subtypes (uterine serous carcinoma, carcinosarcoma) and other uterine cancers such as sarcomas that can occur. These rarer cancers can be more aggressive and harder to treat. Join Dr. Nita Lee, gynecologic oncologist at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, and rare uterine cancer expert, as she delves into the most up-to-date treatments and research in this under-discussed area. Learn what you should know about your cancer type and what to discuss with your care team.
Key Takeaways from Webinar Viewers:
- Keeping up with the latest uterine cancer information can help you fully understand your diagnosis and ask your medical team specific questions.
- There are hopeful treatment advancements, including one from earlier this year that showed immunotherapy combined with chemotherapy is likely to become a much more common treatment for women with advanced endometrial cancer who are mismatch repair deficient (dMMR), following the release of results from two large clinical trials.
- Tumor testing and molecular profiling is getting more sophisticated and useful in understanding and treating uterine cancer.