How much do you know about endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer is a type of gynaecological cancer that begins in the uterus. The uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ that sits in the pelvis, this is also where the foetus develops. The cancer begins in the layer of cells that line the uterus (endometrium). This form of cancer can sometimes be called uterine cancer.

Endometrial cancer is usually detected at an early stage, before it usually leads to abnormal vaginal bleeding. For women who are diagnosed with endometrial cancer, removing the uterus is usually the best option to cure the cancer.

Symptoms associated with endometrial cancer include:

  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause

  • Bleeding between periods

  • Pelvic pain

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