Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Corpus)

Definition of Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Corpus)
Endometrial Cancer is cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).

Endometrial cancers are the most common gynecologic cancers in the United States, with over 35,000 women diagnosed each year in the U.S. The most common subtype, endometrioid adenocarcinoma, typically occurs within a few decades of menopause, is associated with excessive estrogen exposure, often develops in the setting of endometrial hyperplasia, and presents most often with vaginal bleeding. Endometrial carcinoma is the third most common cause of gynecologic cancer death (behind ovarian and cervical cancer).

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Endometrial Cancer Signs and Symptoms

  • Vaginal bleeding and/or spotting in postmenopausal women.
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding, abnormal menstrual periods.
  • Bleeding between normal periods in premenopausal women in women older than 40: extremely long, heavy, or frequent episodes of bleeding (may indicate premalignant changes).
  • Anemia, caused by chronic loss of blood. (This may occur if the woman has ignored symptoms of prolonged or frequent abnormal menstrual bleeding.)
  • Lower abdominal pain or pelvic cramping.
  • Thin white or clear vaginal discharge in postmenopausal women.

Endometrial Cancer Treatment

Many women want to take an active part in making decisions about their medical care. They want to learn all they can about their disease and their treatment choices. However, the shock and stress that people may feel after a diagnosis of cancer can make it hard for them to think of everything they want to ask the doctor. It often helps to make a list of questions before an appointment. To help remember what the doctor says, patients may take notes or ask whether they may use a tape recorder. Some women also want to have a family member or friend with them when they talk to the doctor, to take part in the discussion, to take notes, or just to listen.

The patient’s doctor may refer her to doctors who specialize in treating cancer, or she may ask for a referral. Treatment generally begins within a few weeks after the diagnosis. There will be time for the woman to talk with the doctor about her treatment choices, get a second opinion, and learn more about uterine cancer.

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  2. Rosie Brag says:

    Nice post. Thank you very much for sharing interesting post. Endometrial cancer is a malignant tumor of the endometrial lining of the uterus. Endometrial cancer treatment is a multi disciplinary approach that largely depends on the stage of the cancer, how far the cancer has spread, and the woman’s age and general health.

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