Endometrial Cancer is a type of cancer that arises in the lining of the uterus called endometrium. Although it is distinct from other types of uterine cancers, endometrial cancer is sometimes referred to as uterine cancer. It starts when the cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) begin to grow out of control.
Causes and Risk Factors
The real cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, mostly it occurs due to genetic mutation within the cells of the endometrium, which turns normal cells to abnormal and the abnormal cells accumulate to form tumor.
There are some factors that increase the risk of developing endometrial cancer, they are:
The symptoms that may point to endometrial cancer are a few, about 90% of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer have abnormal vaginal bleeding not related to menstruation but this may sometimes occur with some non-cancerous conditions too. Sometimes non-bloody discharge may also be a sign of endometrial cancer.
The following are the other symptoms caused by endometrial cancer; it may be because of some other conditions too. So check with your doctor if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
The following are the procedures and test to diagnose endometrial cancer:
The treatment for endometrial cancer depends on the characteristics and the stage of the cancer. The following are the treatment options that the doctor will recommend depending upon your overall health and preferences:
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