Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer, sometimes called uterine cancer, is the abnormal growth of the cells that form the lining of the uterus. The most common type of endometrial cancer (type 1) grows slowly. It most often is found only inside the uterus. Type 2 is less common. It grows more rapidly and tends to spread to other parts of the body.

The best way to find endometrial cancer when it's small (at an early stage) is to see a health care provider if you have any signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer.
  • Symptoms
  • Blood from vagina not from period

    • Stops by itself

    • Pink, Dark brown

    or Irregular periods

    or Excessive or prolonged bleeding during period

    common

    Abdominal pain

    • Lower

    • Chronic or persistent pain

    common

    Weight loss

    Strange fluid coming out of vagina other than blood

    • White, Thin, Colorless

    Abdominal mass

    • Painless

    • Right lower quadrant, Left lower quadrant

    Abdominal bloating

    or Diarrhea

    or Fatigue

    or Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up

    or Difficulty breathing

    or Cough with mucus or without mucus

    • Lasting 4 weeks or more, Dry

    Pain discomfort or burning when urinating

    or Pain during sexual intercourse

  • Risk factors
  • Absence of period

    • 6 months or more without pregnancy

    Overweight or obese

    Have never given birth or carried a pregnancy

    Smoking

    Use of tamoxifen

    History of breast cancer

    or History of ovarian cancer

    or Breast cancer

    Family history of endometrial cancer

    • First-degree relative

    High blood pressure disease

    Diabetes mellitus

    • Type 1, Type 2

    History of lynch syndrome

  • Treatment
  • Treatment for endometrial cancer is usually with surgery to remove the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Another option is radiation therapy with powerful energy. Drug treatments for endometrial cancer include chemotherapy with powerful drugs and hormone therapy to block hormones that cancer cells rely on.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Endometrial Cancer, then visit an obstetrician-gynecologist as soon as possible.

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