Living with Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Living With Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

Endometrial cancer is cancer of the uterus. The majority of endometrial cancers form in the endometrium, or lining, of the uterus and is often referred to as uterine cancer. Just over 47,000 new cases of endometrial cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. The five-year survival rate of endometrial cancer is almost 70%; it is even higher during the early stages of the disease, which is when most women are diagnosed.

While there are no known specific causes of endometrial cancer, risk factors associated with the disease include obesity and certain hormone therapies, and increases with age. A higher number of menstrual cycles over a woman's lifetime also increases her risk of developing endometrial cancer. A woman's risk is lower if she has taken birth control pills, or has been pregnant. Symptoms of endometrial cancer include: pelvic pain or pain during intercourse; vaginal bleeding between periods in pre-menopausal women; spotting in post-menopausal women; and difficulty urinating. The stages of endometrial cancer range from zero to IV, depending on tumor size and if it has spread. The majority of endometrial cancers are treatable with surgery, although chemotherapy, radiation, or hormone therapy may also be used.

For more information on endometrial cancer, read the American Cancer Society's detailed guide.

If you have been affected by endometrial cancer, please be sure to take some time to read others' experiences, share your own experiences, and ask or answer questions. Don't forget to view our Beginner's Guide to Cancer.

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    do you know the success rate of radiation helping you ? It's 97.3 %

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    I have a few family members that think that because the bad part of my treatments are over I should "snap out of it".

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