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Definition of Uterine cancer

Uterine cancer: A malignant tumor of the uterus (womb), which occurs most often in women between the ages of 55 and 70. Abnormal bleeding after menopause is the most common symptom. Cancer of the uterus is diagnosed based on the results of a pelvic examination, Pap test, biopsy of the uterus, and/or dilation and curettage (D & C).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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