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How do medications treat stage 4 uterine cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Medication is used in conjunction with a hysterectomy to treat stage 4 uterine cancer. After surgery, you will go through chemotherapy and possibly radiation treatment to prevent the cancer's return. Radiation is the use of x-rays to treat cancer. These x-rays can be administered either inside or outside of the body. Chemotherapy is the use of medication to kill cancer. This medication can be taken either by mouth or injected. The medications you will take as chemotherapy threat cancer throughout the body as they pass through the bloodstream.

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