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.
Frequent Alcohol Consumption Increases Cancer Risk in Older Women
• Endometrial Cancer News • • Cancer news • Sep 10 07
Postmenopausal women consuming two or more alcoholic beverages a day may double their risk of endometrial cancer, suggests a study led by researchers at the University of Southern…
Know the Signs of Endometrial Cancer
• Endometrial Cancer News • Sep 04 07
Women past menopause who experience any abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting should contact their physician. It’s one of the signs of endometrial cancer.
Endometrial cancer doesn’t get a lot of media…
Oral contraceptives and IUDs protect against endometrial cancer
• Endometrial Cancer News • Nov 22 06
According to a new study by researchers in the U.S., oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices (IUD) appear to provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer.
The researchers, led by Dr.…
Treatment of endometrial cancer by laparoscopy gives better patient quality of life
• Endometrial Cancer News • Mar 28 06
Laparoscopy proves safe, reduces hospital stay, and results in improved quality of life.
In a pair of studies presented today at the Society of Gynecologic…
Supplemental Radiation Therapy Beneficial for Stage I Endometrial Cancer
• Endometrial Cancer News • Jan 24 06
Women with stage I endometrial cancer (with grade 1 and grades 3 and 4 disease) who receive radiation therapy in addition to other treatment have improved survival rates,…