Brachytherapy for Uterine Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A woman diagnosed with uterine cancer looks concerned.

Uterine cancer is a broad category of cancers that can develop inside a woman’s uterus. Although the terms uterine cancer and endometrial cancer are often used interchangeably, by definition they are distinct categories. These cancers are the fourth most common in women and the numbers are rising. This may be related to the high incidence of obesity in the United States today, since obesity is a risk factor for uterine cancer. 

Yale Medicine offers advanced treatments, including brachytherapy, for women with uterine and endometrial cancers, says Shari Damast, MD, a radiation oncologist in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale Medicine.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.