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What is Endometrial cancer?
Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the uterus. The uterus is the hollow, pear-shaped pelvic organ in women 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. Other types of cancer can form in the uterus, including uterine sarcoma, but they are much less common than endometrial cancer.
Endometrial cancer is often detected at an early stage because it frequently produces abnormal vaginal bleeding, which prompts women to see their doctors. If endometrial cancer is discovered early, removing the uterus surgically often cures endometrial cancer.
Potential for a more personalized approach to womb cancer
• Endometrial Cancer News • May 07 15
Traditionally, patients with endometrial cancer - cancer of the womb lining - have their disease risk classified using a combination of clinical and tissue characteristics, including their age…
Study indicates possible new way to treat endometrial, colon cancers
• Endometrial Cancer News • Oct 03 14
In the quest to solve cancer’s mysteries, they come in handy when describing tongue-twisting processes and pathways that somehow allow tumors to form and thrive. Two examples…
Exercise may cut endometrial cancer risk for heavy women
• Endometrial Cancer News • Aug 18 13
Overweight and obese women who get plenty of exercise may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer than if they were sedentary, according to new research.
Large Genomic Study Identifies Endometrial Cancer Subtypes, Treatment Opportunities
• Endometrial Cancer News • May 02 13
Endometrial tumors can be reclassified into distinct subtypes based partly on their genomic makeup and may respond to targeted drugs already being tested in clinical trials, according to…
Endometrial and acute myeloid leukemia cancer genomes characterized
• Endometrial Cancer News • May 01 13
Two studies from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) program reveal details about the genomic landscapes of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and endometrial cancer. Both provide new insights into the…
Genomics to reshape endometrial cancer treatment
• Endometrial Cancer News • May 01 13
The most in-depth look yet at endometrial cancer shows that adding genomics-based testing to the standard diagnostic workup could change the recommended course of treatment for some women.
The new research,…
Johns Hopkins scientists use Pap test fluid to detect ovarian, endometrial cancers
• Endometrial Cancer News • • Ovarian Cancer news • Jan 10 13
Using cervical fluid obtained during routine Pap tests, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a test to detect ovarian and endometrial…
Statins May Cut Esophageal Cancer Risk
• Endometrial Cancer News • Oct 23 12
The potential benefits of statin therapy may extend to prevention of esophageal cancer, according to a study reported here.
A meta-analysis of 13 studies showed a 28% reduction in the odds…
Increased colorectal cancer risk for extended family members, younger endometrial cancer patients
• Endometrial Cancer News • • Colon & Colorectal Cancer news • Oct 23 12
Women under age 50 who have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer, and first, second and third degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer may have…
Significant Weight Gain in Adulthood Increased Risk for Endometrial Cancer
• Endometrial Cancer News • Oct 24 11
Postmenopausal women who gained weight during adulthood had an increased risk for endometrial cancer compared with women who maintained a stable weight, according to data from the…
A potent suppressor of endometrial cancer is revealed
• Endometrial Cancer News • Feb 08 10
Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive tract, representing 6% of all cancers. There is currently no screening method or biomarker to indicate early presence…
Endometrial Cancer: Often Curable When Caught Early
• Endometrial Cancer News • Jan 14 10
Postmenopausal women who experience vaginal bleeding should see a doctor promptly. According to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, vaginal bleeding is a symptom that occurs early…
Tea may prevent endometrial cancer, but needs study
• Endometrial Cancer News • Jan 11 10
Tea may protect against endometrial cancer, but more research is needed before it’s clear if the antioxidant-rich beverage offers a real benefit, a recent analysis found.
Tea is the…
Urinary tract cancer associated with Chinese herbal products containing aristolochic acid
• Bladder cancer news • • Cervical Cancer news • • Endometrial Cancer News • • Uterine Cancer news • Dec 22 09
The carcinogen aristolochic acid, which was found in many prescribed Chinese herbal products including Guan Mu Tong, is associated with an increased risk of urinary tract…
Soy may lessen risk of endometrial, ovarian cancers
• Endometrial Cancer News • • Ovarian Cancer news • Dec 06 09
Women who eat more soy-based foods than average may have less risk for certain cancers in the ovaries and the lining of the uterus, according to the combined findings…
Endometrial Cancer in Postmenopausal Women Using Estradiol-Progestin Therapy
• Endometrial Cancer News • Nov 29 09
Well-known risk factors of endometrial cancer are nulliparity, obesity, endogenous hyperestrogenism, hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer syndrome, history of breast cancer, tamoxifen use, unopposed estrogen use, and inadequate progestin addition…
Coffee may lower endometrial cancer risk
• Endometrial Cancer News • Oct 30 09
Women dread a diagnosis of endometrial cancer, but those who drink at least two cups of caffeinated coffee a day may have a lower risk for this cancer of cells lining…
Obesity, early menopause tied to uterine cancer
• Endometrial Cancer News • • Uterine Cancer news • Jun 23 09
Women who are very obese and go through early menopause may have a substantially elevated risk of endometrial cancer, a new study suggests.
Endometrial cancer arises in the endometrium, the…
Acrylamide not linked to endometrial cancer
• Endometrial Cancer News • Mar 16 09
Seven years ago, alarms were sounded that acrylamide, a compound found in foods heated at high temperatures, could cause cancer. However, studies have not uncovered links to colon cancer or breast…
Black-white gap mars endometrial cancer survival
• Endometrial Cancer News • Feb 11 09
African-American women with endometrial cancer continue to be more likely to die from the disease than their white counterparts, according to a new report.
“In our study, we noted that this…
Ovaries can be saved in some endometrial cancers
• Endometrial Cancer News • Feb 06 09
New research suggests that the ovaries can be safely retained in premenopausal women with early-stage endometrial cancer.
“Our research suggests that oncologists may no longer need to remove the…
aRaloxifene reduces risk of endometrial cancer
• Endometrial Cancer News • Sep 25 08
While raloxifene and tamoxifen are similarly effective in reducing breast cancer risk, raloxifene also appears to lower the risk of developing endometrial cancer, researchers report in the September 1st issue of…
TGen and Washington University researchers discover new approach to treating endometrial cancer
• Endometrial Cancer News • Sep 01 08
Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) today announced a new approach to treating endometrial cancer patients that not only stops the growth of…
Tooth Loss Linked to Esophageal, Head and Neck, and Lung Cancer
• Head and Neck Cancer News • • Endometrial Cancer News • • Lung Cancer news • May 14 08
Studying thousands of patients, Japanese researchers have found a strong link between tooth loss and increased risk of three cancers – esophageal, head and neck,…
Internal radiotherapy better than external for quality of life in endometrial cancer patients
• Endometrial Cancer News • Sep 24 07
Quality of life after treatment for endometrial cancer can be significantly improved by the use of vaginal brachytherapy, where radiotherapy is delivered internally using…