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When cancer starts in the uterus, it is called uterine cancer. The uterus is the pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis (the area below your stomach and in between your hip bones). The uterus, also called the womb, is where the baby grows when a woman is pregnant. The most common type of uterine cancer is also called endometrial cancer because it forms in the lining of your uterus, called the endometrium.

When uterine cancer is found early, treatment is most effective. The most common sign of uterine cancer is bleeding that is not normal for you because of when it happens or how heavy it is. This could mean bleeding, even a little bit, after you have gone through menopause; periods that are longer than seven days; bleeding between periods; or any other bleeding that is longer or heavier than is normal for you.

Other symptoms, such as pain or pressure in your pelvis, also may occur if you have uterine cancer. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor, nurse, or other health care professional right away. They may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see your health care professional.
New report highlights need for rapid research progress and improved outcomes in pancreatic cancer

New report highlights need for rapid research progress and improved outcomes in pancreatic cancer

Scientists uncover how tumor cells can switch disguises to spread easily around the body

Scientists uncover how tumor cells can switch disguises to spread easily around the body

Surgery within first two weeks after diagnosis increases risk of death for some endometrial cancer patients

Surgery within first two weeks after diagnosis increases risk of death for some endometrial cancer patients

TSRI scientists offer novel structure-based drug design strategy for better breast cancer treatment

TSRI scientists offer novel structure-based drug design strategy for better breast cancer treatment

Sticky nanoparticles could play vital role in fighting cancers

Sticky nanoparticles could play vital role in fighting cancers

Study may help reassure women who fear endometrial side effects of breast cancer drug

Study may help reassure women who fear endometrial side effects of breast cancer drug

Biobank blood storage time may influence test results, study finds

Biobank blood storage time may influence test results, study finds

Women with BRCA1 gene mutation at increased risk of aggressive uterine cancer

Women with BRCA1 gene mutation at increased risk of aggressive uterine cancer

NLCs packed with melatonin could increase effectiveness of tamoxifen drug

NLCs packed with melatonin could increase effectiveness of tamoxifen drug

Multi-center study may help reassure breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen drug

Multi-center study may help reassure breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen drug

Predictive statistical approach opens door to development of more effective therapies for breast cancer

Predictive statistical approach opens door to development of more effective therapies for breast cancer

New study finds familial risk and heritability of cancer among twins

New study finds familial risk and heritability of cancer among twins

Johns Hopkins-led study shows disparities in access to minimally invasive hysterectomies for uterine cancer

Johns Hopkins-led study shows disparities in access to minimally invasive hysterectomies for uterine cancer

New study shows wide disparities in access to minimally invasive hysterectomies for uterine cancer

New study shows wide disparities in access to minimally invasive hysterectomies for uterine cancer

Undetected cancer among women undergoing gynecologic surgery more common than previously thought

Undetected cancer among women undergoing gynecologic surgery more common than previously thought

Endocrine Society issues Clinical Practice Guideline on treatment of menopausal symptoms

Endocrine Society issues Clinical Practice Guideline on treatment of menopausal symptoms

Researchers discover new strategy for attacking cancer cells

Researchers discover new strategy for attacking cancer cells

UVA researchers identify new strategy for attacking cancer cells

UVA researchers identify new strategy for attacking cancer cells

New study describes multi-method strategy to improve detection of PMS2 gene mutations in Lynch syndrome

New study describes multi-method strategy to improve detection of PMS2 gene mutations in Lynch syndrome

CRI commits $29.3 million in new funds to accelerate development of cancer immunotherapies

CRI commits $29.3 million in new funds to accelerate development of cancer immunotherapies