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Uterine Cancer

 

Uterine cancer or endometrial cancer is the growth of malignant cells in a woman’s uterus.

Causes
Its causes are not known but some of the risk factors include:

  • Estrogen therapy without progestin
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Use of tamoxifen
  • Having no children
  • Family or personal history of cancer

Symptoms

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Painful urination

Treatment
Treatment varies from patient to patient and includes one or more of the following:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery to remove the uterus, ovaries, lymph nodes or other affected areas

Prevention
There is no specific way to prevent uterine cancer but avoiding the risk factors may reduce the risk.