Treatment for womb cancer

Your treatment depends on the type of womb cancer you have, how large it is and whether it has spread. It also depends on your general health. The main treatment is surgery. After surgery, or if surgery isn't possible, you might have chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination of treatments.

Preparing for treatment and life afterwards (prehabilitation)

There are things you can do to help you feel more in control of your physical and mental health when preparing for treatment. In the hospital, preparing for treatment is also called prehabilitation or prehab.

Womb cancer treatment options

Find out how your doctor decides which treatment you need, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.

Surgery for womb cancer

Most women will have surgery for womb cancer. Find out about surgery, including what to expect before and after your operation.

Chemotherapy for womb cancer

You might have chemotherapy after surgery if you have a high grade cancer or type 2 cancer, such as clear cell womb cancer.

Radiotherapy for womb cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy rays similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. You might have radiotherapy after surgery to reduce the risk of cancer coming back or to help control the symptoms of advanced cancer.

Follow up after treatment for womb cancer

You usually have follow up appointments every few months to check how you are and see whether you have any problems or worries. 

Treatment for advanced womb cancer

Treatment for advanced womb cancer aims to control symptoms for as long as possible. Find out more.

Last reviewed: 
30 Jan 2022
Next review due: 
10 Feb 2024
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