What is it?

Uterine cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of your uterus. It usually happens after menopause.
The uterus, or womb, is located in the pelvis and it is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant.
There are different types of uterine cancer, the most common one is endometrial cancer, which rise from the cells of the endometrium, the inner lining of your uterus.
Like most cancer types, uterine cancer is divided into stages, according to how much it has spread out of the uterus into the rest of your body.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Womb Cancer

Signs & symptoms

Signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer include unusual vaginal bleeding or pain in the pelvis.
These and other signs and symptoms may be caused by uterine cancer or by other conditions.


Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam including a pelvic exam. The following tests will be done next:
-Endometrial biopsy- A thin tube will be inserted into your vagina to reach the uterus. Parts of the endometrial tissue will be scraped and sent to a laboratory for examination under a macroscope to look for abnormal tissue.
-Vaginal ultrasound- the doctor can identify tumors by looking at the sonogram.
-Imaging tests such as a CT scan.


There are different types of treatment for patients with uterine cancer. The treatment depends on the type of cancer, its stage and your general health.
-Surgery- most woman go through a surgery to remove the entire uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
-Chemotherapy- medication that will kill cancerous cells or stop their growing.
-Radiation therapy- high-energy x-rays or other types of radiation used to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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