Health Information

Understanding Your Diagnosis

  • Diagnostic Procedures for Cancer: Overview

    Detailed information on the most common diagnostic procedures for cancer

  • Endometrial Biopsy

    An endometrial biopsy is a procedure to take a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium.

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    Dilation and curettage or D&C is surgery to remove abnormal tissues in the uterus.

  • Pelvic Ultrasound

    A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area. Ultrasound uses a device called a transducer to send out sound waves that are too high to be heard. The transducer sends the sound waves through your skin and other body tissues to the organs and structures within. The sound waves bounce off the organs like an echo and return to the transducer. The transducer picks up the reflected waves. These are changed into a picture of the organs.

  • Hysteroscopy

    Hysteroscopy is the exam of the inside of the cervix and uterus using a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hysteroscope. Your healthcare provider inserts the device through the vagina.

  • Uterine Sarcoma: Newly Diagnosed

    Being told you have uterine sarcoma can be scary, and you may have many questions. But you have people on your healthcare team to help. They can help you cope with fear learn about treatment options and get the support you need.

  • Grading and Staging of Cancer

    Grading and staging cancer helps determine the best treatment.

  • Endometrial Cancer: Stages
  • Endometrial Cancer: Your Chances for Recovery (Prognosis)
  • Endometrial Cancer: Tests After Diagnosis