Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the ovaries. The ovaries are a pair of organs in the female reproductive system. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus (the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries produce eggs and female hormones (chemicals that control the way certain cells or organs function).
Endometrial cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the endometrium. The endometrium is the lining of the uterus. The uterus is a hollow, muscular organ in a woman's pelvis. The uterus is where a fetus grows. In most nonpregnant women, the uterus is about 3 inches long. Cancer of the endometrium is different from cancer of the muscle of the uterus, which is called sarcoma of the uterus. Refer to the PDQ summary on Uterine Sarcoma Treatment for more inform...
Ovarian Cancer as related to Endometrial Cancer
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Gynecologic Cancers Cervical, Endometrial, and Ovarian. NCI estimates that endometrial, or uterine, cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 39,080 American …
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Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk - National Cancer Institute
Women who use oral contraceptives have reduced risks of ovarian and endometrial cancer.
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What are the risk factors for endometrial cancer?
A risk factor is anything that changes your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example ...
- Endometrial cancer: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Symptoms of endometrial cancer include: Abnormal bleeding from the vagina, including bleeding between periods or spotting/bleeding after menopause