Endometrial cancer involves cancerous growth of the endometrium (lining of the uterus). It mainly occurs after the menopause, and presents with vaginal bleeding. A hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) is generally performed.

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Uterine Cancer Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Endometrial cancer often develops over a period of years. Your first clue that something is wrong may be vaginal bleeding that''s uncommon for you. Most cases of endometrial cancer develop in postmeno...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Healthy cells grow and divide in an orderly way to keep your body functioning normally. But sometimes this growth gets out of control — cells continue dividing even when new cells aren''t needed...
Source: MayoClinic

Uterine Cancer Prevention

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Prevention
... Although most cases of endometrial cancer aren''t preventable, certain factors can lower your risk of developing the disease. These include: Taking hormone therapy (HT) with progestin. Estrogen stimul...
Source: MayoClinic

Uterine Cancer Treatment

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Complications
... When discovered early, endometrial cancer is usually treatable. However, in some women endometrial cancer reaches an advanced stage before diagnosis. Endometrial cancer can cause pelvic pain and painf...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Surgery is the most common treatment for endometrial cancer. Most doctors recommend either the surgical removal of the uterus alone (hysterectomy) or, more likely, the surgical removal of the uterus, ...
Source: MayoClinic

Uterine Cancer Support

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Coping skills
... After you receive a diagnosis of endometrial cancer, you may have many questions, fears and concerns. How will the diagnosis impact you, your family, your work and your future? You may worry about tes...
Source: MayoClinic

Uterine Cancer Other

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Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
... When you have a urinary problem, your doctor may use a cystoscope to see inside your bladder and urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cy...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Endometrial Cancer Treatment
... Recurrent endometrial cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the pelvis, in lymph nodes in the abdomen, or in other parts of the body. Tr...
Source: National Cancer Institute

   

Uterine Cancer Articles

  • Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
    ... When you have a urinary problem, your doctor may use a cystoscope to see inside your bladder and urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cy...
  • Endometrial Cancer Prevention
    ... The endometrium is the layer of tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. It is part of the female reproductive system. The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new...
  • Endometrial Cancer Screening
    ... Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time sym...
  • Endometrial Cancer Treatment
    ... Recurrent endometrial cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the pelvis, in lymph nodes in the abdomen, or in other parts of the body. Tr...
  • Estudio del Tamoxifeno y el Raloxifeno (STAR)
    ... Puntos clave El Estudio del Tamoxifeno y del Raloxifeno (STAR) es un estudio clínico diseñado para comparar el fármaco raloxifeno (Evista®) con el fármaco tamoxifeno (N...
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor Treatment
    ... Treatment may be one of the following: Removal of the mole using dilation and curettage (D & C) and suction evacuation. Surgery to remove the uterus (hysterectomy). Following surgery, the doctor w...
  • Metastatic Cancer: Questions and Answers
    ... Key Points Cancer occurs when cells become abnormal and grow without control (see Question 1). The place where the cancer started is called the primary cancer or the primary tumor (see Question 2). Me...
  • Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk
    ... Key Points There is evidence of an increased risk of breast cancer for women under age 35 who are recent users of OCs (see section on Breast Cancer). Studies have consistently shown that using OCs red...
  • Preguntas y respuestas acerca del cáncer metastásico
    ... ¿Qué es el cáncer? El cáncer es un grupo de diferentes enfermedades que empiezan en las células, la unidad básica del cuerpo para vivir. Normalmente, las células crecen, se dividen y reproducen a medi...
  • Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR): Q&A
    ... Key Points The Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR) is a clinical trial designed to see how the drug raloxifene (Evista®) compares with the drug tamoxifen (Nolvadex®) in reducing the incidence of ...

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