Uterine Cancer

The uterus, commonly known as the womb, is the part of the female reproductive system where the baby is carried during pregnancy.

The uterus is lined by a layer of cells called the endometrium. The cells that make up the endometrium are regularly discarded during a woman’s monthly period, then replaced by new cells.

Cancers of the uterus are often called endometrial cancer. This is not the same as cervical cancer which occurs in another part of the womb.

The best treatment may differ depending on how much the cancer has spread when it is found.

The main treatments for endometrial cancer are surgery; radiotherapy and chemotherapy. You may have one of these treatments, or a combination, depending mainly on the stage of your cancer.

Further information:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions