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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.
Researchers release results of (STAR) breast cancer prevention trial

Researchers release results of (STAR) breast cancer prevention trial

Evista may be a better option than Tamoxifen for reducing breast cancer risk

Evista may be a better option than Tamoxifen for reducing breast cancer risk

Treatment of uterine (endometrial) cancer by laparoscopy gives better patient quality of life

Treatment of uterine (endometrial) cancer by laparoscopy gives better patient quality of life

Tamoxifen reduces long-term risk of cancer

Tamoxifen reduces long-term risk of cancer

Diet high in soy does not increase the risk of uterine cancer in postmenopausal women

Diet high in soy does not increase the risk of uterine cancer in postmenopausal women

State-of-the-art treatment program increases survival from the aggressive uterine papillary serous carcinoma

State-of-the-art treatment program increases survival from the aggressive uterine papillary serous carcinoma

Putting the risk of breast cancer and postmenopausal Hormone Therapy (HT) into perspective

Putting the risk of breast cancer and postmenopausal Hormone Therapy (HT) into perspective

Having twins reduces the risk of many types of women's cancer

Having twins reduces the risk of many types of women's cancer

After surgery check colon tumors for signs of syndrome, study suggests

After surgery check colon tumors for signs of syndrome, study suggests

African-American women with advanced endometrial cancer have more aggressive tumors than Caucasian women

African-American women with advanced endometrial cancer have more aggressive tumors than Caucasian women

Why estrogenic hormones produce unintended results in women

Why estrogenic hormones produce unintended results in women

New brochure helps explain treatment for gynecologic cancers

New brochure helps explain treatment for gynecologic cancers

Less radiation in a more tailored manner best for uterine cancer

Less radiation in a more tailored manner best for uterine cancer

As the saying goes “breast milk is best”

As the saying goes “breast milk is best”

Stress may increase risk for the most common type of uterine cancer

Stress may increase risk for the most common type of uterine cancer

Convincing evidence that at dietary levels, the estrogens found in soy do not stimulate cell growth and other markers for cancer risk

Convincing evidence that at dietary levels, the estrogens found in soy do not stimulate cell growth and other markers for cancer risk

Serum estrogen receptor modulator's (SERM's) may help reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Serum estrogen receptor modulator's (SERM's) may help reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, will strike more than 40,000 U.S. women annually

Uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, will strike more than 40,000 U.S. women annually

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight