Uterine Cancer

The uterus is the pear-shaped organ located in the female reproductive system where a baby grows. Uterine cancer begins when cells in the uterus begin to change, grow out of control and form tumors. Uterine cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting a woman’s reproductive system; it is also referred to as endometrial cancer because 95% of uterine cancers diagnosed begin in the lining of the endometrium (specifically, referred to as adenocarcinoma).  If caught in the relatively early phases, uterine cancer has a five-year relative survival rate of about 96%.  Symptoms typically include unusual vaginal bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse and pain in the pelvic region. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation (or a combination of the three) are the recommended treatment options.

For more information about uterine cancer, click here:

http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/types/uterinesarcoma