Uterus Cancer

Uterine cancer, also known as womb cancer, are two types of cancer that develops from the tissues of the uterus. Endometrial cancer forms from the lining of the uterus and uterine sarcoma forms from the muscles or support tissue of the uterus Symptoms of endometrial cancer include unusual vaginal bleeding or pain in the pelvis.

Symptoms of endometrial cancer or uterine sarcoma include:

  • Vaginal bleeding before menopause.
  • Vaginal bleeding or spotting in postmenopausal women
  • Lower abdominal pain or cramping in the pelvis.
  • Thin white or clear vaginal discharge in postmenopausal women.
  • Extremely heavy or frequent vaginal bleeding in women older than 40.


For most women with uterine cancer, surgery will be the only treatment required, particularly if the cancer is diagnosed early and has not spread to other parts of the body.  

Surgery Includes

  • Hysterectomy

  • Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy

Radiation therapy (radiotherapy)

Radiation therapy, the use of x-rays to kill or injure cancer cells, is commonly used as an additional treatment to reduce the chance of the cancer coming back.  It may be recommended as the main treatment if you are not well enough for surgery.

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy is generally given if the cancer has spread or if the cancer has returned.


To attack cancer cells.


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