Uterine Cancer

What is Uterine Cancer?

The uterus is a part of the reproductive system of a woman which is found in the pelvis. The uterus has three parts. The first part is known as the fundus or the top of the uterus, the middle part is known as the corpus which is where the baby grows during pregnancy and the final part is the cervix which is the lower part of the uterus that acts as a passageway to the woman’s vagina.

Additionally, the uterine walls have two layers. The inner layer is known as the endometrium and the outer layer known as the myometrium. Uterine cancer is also known as endometrium cancer because it begins in the endometrium. Uterine cancer is fairly common in older women. In fact most cases of uterine cancer have been found in menopausal women. Typically uterine cancer tends to get detected and diagnosed at an early stage itself because women suffering from uterine cancer tend to experience vaginal bleeding which would require them to visit their doctor. In such cases of early detection of uterine cancer, the complete removal of the uterus via surgery is known to help in eliminating the cancer completely.

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