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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.
Disparities in race, ethnicity, and status affect progress in cancer survival rates in youth

Disparities in race, ethnicity, and status affect progress in cancer survival rates in youth

Black women are 'twice as likely to die' from aggressive uterine cancer

Black women are 'twice as likely to die' from aggressive uterine cancer

New modeling study estimates cancer burden associated with poor diet among American adults

New modeling study estimates cancer burden associated with poor diet among American adults

Six plants native to Southeast Asia show cancer-fighting properties

Six plants native to Southeast Asia show cancer-fighting properties

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

New technology provides clearer picture to clinicians treating gynecological cancer

New technology provides clearer picture to clinicians treating gynecological cancer

Fertility problems may raise risk of cancer in women

Fertility problems may raise risk of cancer in women

Obesity-related cancers are rising rapidly among adolescents in the US

Obesity-related cancers are rising rapidly among adolescents in the US

TGF-beta signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against cancer

TGF-beta signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against cancer

Tobacco control must be highest priority in national cancer control plan, says report

Tobacco control must be highest priority in national cancer control plan, says report

Doctor to the stars disciplined over use of controversial menopause therapy

Doctor to the stars disciplined over use of controversial menopause therapy

Cancer, schmancer. In California, coffee is king

Cancer, schmancer. In California, coffee is king

Study finds traces of marijuana in breast milk up to six days after use

Study finds traces of marijuana in breast milk up to six days after use

Lax oversight leaves surgery center regulators and patients in the dark

Lax oversight leaves surgery center regulators and patients in the dark

Study shows increased risk of cancer among US flight attendants

Study shows increased risk of cancer among US flight attendants

Study finds increase in lifestyle-related cancers over the past decade

Study finds increase in lifestyle-related cancers over the past decade

Study shows cardiovascular problems are more common in uterine cancer survivors

Study shows cardiovascular problems are more common in uterine cancer survivors

Study finds new stem cell pathway that allows triple-negative breast cancer to thrive

Study finds new stem cell pathway that allows triple-negative breast cancer to thrive

EPFL scientists create gold nanoparticles to combat all viruses

EPFL scientists create gold nanoparticles to combat all viruses

Comprehensive program takes patient care to next level by improving lives of women with ovarian cancer

Comprehensive program takes patient care to next level by improving lives of women with ovarian cancer