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Uterine Cancer


Uterine cancer or endometrial cancer is the growth of malignant cells in a woman’s uterus.

Its causes are not known but some of the risk factors include:

  • Estrogen therapy without progestin
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Use of tamoxifen
  • Having no children
  • Family or personal history of cancer


  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Painful urination

Treatment varies from patient to patient and includes one or more of the following:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery to remove the uterus, ovaries, lymph nodes or other affected areas

There is no specific way to prevent uterine cancer but avoiding the risk factors may reduce the risk.