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Uterine Cancer

General Information About Endometrial Cancer

KEY POINTS

  • Endometrial cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the endometrium.
  • Obesity and having metabolic syndrome may increase the risk of endometrial cancer.
  • Taking tamoxifen for breast cancer or taking estrogen alone (without progesterone) can increase the risk of endometrial cancer.
  • Signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer include unusual vaginal bleeding or pain in the pelvis.
  • Tests that examine the endometrium are used to detect (find) and diagnose endometrial cancer.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.

General Information About Uterine Sarcoma

KEY POINTS

  • Uterine sarcoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the muscles of the uterus or other tissues that support the uterus.
  • Past treatment with radiation therapy to the pelvis can increase the risk of uterine sarcoma.
  • Signs of uterine sarcoma include abnormal bleeding.
  • Tests that examine the uterus are used to detect (find) and diagnose uterine sarcoma.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.

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