Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
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This topic provides information about cancer of the lining of the uterus (
What is endometrial cancer?
Endometrial cancer is the growth of
Endometrial cancer usually occurs in women older than 50. The good news is that it is usually cured when it is found early. And most of the time, the cancer is found in its earliest stage, before it has spread outside the uterus.
What causes endometrial cancer?
The most common cause of type I endometrial cancer is having too much of the hormone
Women who have this hormone imbalance over time may be more likely to get endometrial cancer after age 50.
What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms include:
How is endometrial cancer diagnosed?
Endometrial cancer is usually diagnosed with a
How is it treated?
The main treatment for endometrial cancer is surgery to remove the uterus plus the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. This is called a hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Other treatments include
Finding out that you have cancer can change your life. You may feel like your world has turned upside down and you have lost all control. Talking with family, friends, or a counselor can really help. Ask your doctor about support groups. Or call the American Cancer Society (1-800-227-2345) or visit its website at www.cancer.org.
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