What is Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer?

Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the uterus. The uterus is the hollow, pear-shaped pelvic organ where fetal development occurs. Endometrial cancer begins in the layer of cells that form the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. Endometrial cancer is sometimes called uterine cancer.

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                                         What Are the Risk Factors for Endometrial Cancer?

Risk factors for endometrial cancer include obesity, use of estrogen without progesterone, diabetes, hypertension, tamoxifen use, and menopause. A great number of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer have already gone through menopause. Because of the lack of research UCAN strongly believes regardless of any of this if you have a uterus you could be at risk so talk about it at your next appointment! 

     Symptoms have included:

  • Heavy/Abnormal bleeding

  • Bleeding after menopause

  • Pelvic pain 

  • Discharge

  • Pelvic pressure

  • Pain during intercourse

     Some women experienced no symptoms at all! Contact your doctor with any questions or concerns!

                              Click the link below for uterine cancer information from the CDC

                                              https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/uterine/index.htm