Uterine Cancer

When you come to Winship Cancer Institute for uterine cancer treatment, you have a multidisciplinary team of experts dedicated to your well-being.

If you are a patient with uterine cancer, your best long-term outcome will be achieved with a comprehensive, coordinated approach that incorporates all available therapies.

Your Winship care team draws on Emory’s vast resources in surgical oncology, radiation therapy and medical oncology, to provide the newest, most effective practices and treatments for uterine cancer and other gynecologic cancers.

The benefits of our multidisciplinary and highly experienced teams include:

  • Access to doctors and surgeons who rank among the top cancer experts in the world.
  • Weekly review of patient cases by the full team of experts.
  • Coordinated scheduling for appointments among various specialties.
  • Access to a nurse navigator to assist you throughout the treatment process.
  • Access to support programs and groups for you and your caregivers.
  • Availability of new treatment options within our clinical trials program.

If a woman has symptoms that suggest uterine cancer, a doctor may conduct blood and urine tests in addition to checking signs of her general health.

The doctor may also conduct a variety of other exams and tests in order to better understand the patient's problem. Some of these exams include:

Pelvic Exam: a physician examines a woman's vagina, uterus, bladder, and rectum feeling for lumps and abnormal changes in shape or size.

Pap Test: a doctor swabs the cervix and upper vagina to collect cells that are examined in a laboratory to determine if any of the cells are abnormal.

Transvaginal Ultrasound: a doctor uses an instrument that is inserted into the vagina and emits sound waves. A pattern of echoes that results from the sound waves helps doctors to create pictures of the endometrium. This can help doctors to decide further courses of action.

Biopsy: a doctor removes a sample of tissue from the uterine lining so that it can be examined and tested for abnormal cells in a laboratory. A pathologist examines this tissue to check for cancer cells.

For reliable, in-depth information about cancer symptoms, staging and diagnosis, visit CancerQuest, an educational and outreach program at Emory University. 

Visit CancerQuest

Women with uterine cancer often have a variety of treatment options.

Most women are treated with surgery, some with radiation therapy, and a few women are treated with hormonal therapy. Some patients have a combination of therapies.

Surgery: The most common surgery is one that removes the uterus (hysterectomy) through a small incision in the abdomen. Both fallopian tubes and both ovaries are also removed. The lymph nodes surrounding the uterus may also be removed. Here at Winship, our doctors have pioneered a groin dissection technique for the removal of lymph nodes that improves recovery and lowers the risk of infection.

Radiation therapy: Internal and external radiation methods are used to shrink tumors or to lower the risk of the cancer returning in the abdomen. Learn more about radiation therapy treatments and services.

Hormonal therapy will prevent cancer cells from gaining what they need in order to grow.

In addition to delivering the highest quality medical care, we recognize the importance of the psychological and emotional aspects of living with a cancer diagnosis and of dealing with treatment. Our supportive oncology team addresses these issues in a timely manner with additional support from counselorsnurse navigatorsdietitians and social service professionals.

 Consider talking with your doctor about participating in a clinical trial at Winship. Through these trials, you may have access to treatments that are not widely available.

Learn More About Clinical Trials

If you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, we are ready to help you. Call us at 1 (888) 946-7447 or (404) 778-1900 to make an appointment or request an appointment online. Winship experts are available to provide a second opinion.

We understand that this is a very stressful time. We welcome your questions and requests for help. Learn what to expect on your first visit.
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Wendy Baer MD

  • Oncology Psychiatrist
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Wendy Baer MD

Wendy Baer MD

  • Dr. Baer helps patients and their families deal with the stress of receiving a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
  • Medical Director of Psychiatric Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD
Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

Russell Brown LMSW

  • Social Worker
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                                 Russell Brown LMSW
Russell Brown LMSW

Russell Brown LMSW

  • Mr. Brown works with gastrointestinal, genitourinary, breast cancer, brain cancer, gynecological, aerodigestive, and sarcoma patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
  • Social Worker, Medical Oncology, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • (404) 686-5191

Bradley Carthon MD, PhD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Bradley Carthon MD, PhD

Bradley Carthon MD, PhD

  • As part of the genitourinary oncology team, Dr. Carthon treats patients with prostate, bladder, and renal cancers and other genitourinary malignancies.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Kimberly A. Curseen MD

  • Supportive Oncologist
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Kimberly A. Curseen MD

Kimberly A. Curseen MD

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Dr. Curseen is the primary provider for the Supportive Oncology Clinic at Winship.
  • Director of Supportive and Palliative Care Outpatient Services , Emory Healthcare
  • (404) 778-6448

Fabienne Ehivet MS, CGC

  • Genetic Counselor
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                                 Fabienne Ehivet MS, CGC
Fabienne Ehivet MS, CGC

Fabienne Ehivet MS, CGC

Lisa Flowers MD

  • Gynecologist and Obstetrician
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                                 Lisa Flowers MD
Lisa Flowers MD

Lisa Flowers MD

Joan Giblin NP

  • Survivorship Program
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Joan Giblin NP

Joan Giblin NP

  • An experienced nurse practitioner specialist with extensive patient care involvement, Ms. Giblin facilitates continued good health and quality of life for cancer survivors.
  • Survivorship Program Director, Winship Cancer Institute
  • (404) 778-1900

Alan N. Gordon MD

  • Gynecologist and Obstetrician
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Alan N. Gordon MD

Alan N. Gordon MD

Ulrike Gorgens MSN, NP

  • Nurse Practitioner
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                                 Ulrike Gorgens MSN, NP
Ulrike Gorgens MSN, NP

Ulrike Gorgens MSN, NP

Ira R. Horowitz MD, SM

  • Gynecologist and Obstetrician
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                                 Ira R.  Horowitz MD, SM
Ira R. Horowitz MD, SM

Ira R. Horowitz MD, SM

  • An internationally renowned gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Ira Horowitz is the John D. Thompson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine.
  • Chief Medical Officer, Emory University Hospital
  • (404) 778-3401

Namita Khanna MD, MSPH

  • Gynecologist and Obstetrician
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                                 Namita  Khanna MD, MSPH
Namita Khanna MD, MSPH

Namita Khanna MD, MSPH

  • Dr. Khanna collaborates with Winship's gynecologic cancer teams to deliver top care to patients with ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancers.
  • Director, Pelvic Surgery Fellowship, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3401

Colleen Lewis NP

  • Nurse Practitioner
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                                 Colleen Lewis NP
Colleen Lewis NP

Colleen Lewis NP

Joy McCall LCSW

  • Social Worker
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                                 Joy  McCall LCSW
Joy McCall LCSW

Joy McCall LCSW

  • Located at the Winship Cancer Institute, Ms. McCall works with the Bone Marrow Transplant Center, hematology and gynecologic cancer teams and their patients.
  • Social Worker, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-5899

Jane Lowe Meisel MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Jane Lowe Meisel MD

Jane Lowe Meisel MD

  • Dr. Meisel is passionate about women's health, and specializes in treating patients with breast and gynecologic malignancies.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Capraro Mosby RN

  • Nurse Navigator
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Capraro Mosby RN

Capraro Mosby RN

Kim Palmer

  • Chaplain
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                                 Kim Palmer
Kim Palmer

Kim Palmer

  • Ms. Palmer provides spiritual care to patients, families, and staff in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Chaplain, Emory University Hospital
  • (404) 712-7200

Elisavet Paplomata MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Elisavet Paplomata MD

Elisavet Paplomata MD

Sandra Parker NP-C

  • Team Member
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Sandra Parker NP-C

Sandra Parker NP-C

  • Ms. Parker is an advanced registered nurse practitioner in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
  • Nurse Practitioner, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • (678) 843-7004

Pretesh Patel MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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Pretesh Patel MD

Pretesh Patel MD

  • Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of genitourinary and gynecological malignancies as well as the use of high-dose rate brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3473

Beth Perlmutter MSSW, LCSW, OSW-C

  • Social Worker
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Beth Perlmutter MSSW, LCSW, OSW-C

Beth Perlmutter MSSW, LCSW, OSW-C

  • At Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Ms. Perlmutter works with patients of all cancer types providing resource referrals and counseling services.
  • Social Worker, Outpatient Oncology, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • (678) 843-7826

Heather Pinkerton RN, BSN, OCN

  • Nurse Navigator
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                                 Heather Pinkerton  RN, BSN, OCN
Heather Pinkerton RN, BSN, OCN

Heather Pinkerton RN, BSN, OCN

William Read MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 William Read MD
William Read MD

William Read MD

  • Dr. Read is a medical oncologist who cares for patients with gynecologic malignancies, brain tumors, sarcomas of soft tissue and bone and complicated skin cancers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Wilena Session

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
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                                 Wilena Session
Wilena Session

Wilena Session

Jay Shelton MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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                                 Jay Shelton MD
Jay Shelton MD

Jay Shelton MD

  • Located at Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady, Dr. Shelton treats lung and genitourinary cancer patients.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 616-6343

Vinita Singh MD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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                                 Vinita Singh MD
Vinita Singh MD

Vinita Singh MD

  • Dr. Singh collaborates with oncologists to provide state-of-the-art therapies to cancer patients suffering from pain symptoms.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 686-2410

Christine Stanislaw MS, CGC

  • Genetic Counselor
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                                 Christine Stanislaw MS, CGC
Christine Stanislaw MS, CGC

Christine Stanislaw MS, CGC

  • Ms. Stanislaw provides genetic counseling, including risk assessment and test coordination, for individuals concerned about the possibility of hereditary cancer susceptibility.
  • Director of Genetic Counseling, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Emily Walters RD, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Emily  Walters RD, LD
Emily Walters RD, LD

Emily Walters RD, LD

  • Ms. Walters offers personalized nutrition advice to cancer patients treated at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
  • Registered Dietitian, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • (678) 843-7115
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