Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer






What Causes Uterine Cancer to Develop?

Uterine Cancer is also known as endometrial cancer. It is the type of cancer that occurs in the womb, i.e, the lining of the uterus.

Though there are many types of Uterine Cancerr.

The main reason behind the occurrence of this type of cancer is the topic which is still being researched.

The main reason attributed to this type of cancer is the increasing level of estrogen.

As already said, it is the lining of the uterus that results in this type of cancer and estrogen is the main reason as to why this happens.

Various researches have been done and it is found that the presence of estrogen is the main reason for this to occur.

The cancer normally does not happen at an early age, rather the presence of this kind of cancer appears during the age of 60-70.

Women who are suffer from Diabetes, Infrequent periods, Obesity, Never being pregnant, starting menopause after 50 are some of the factors that occur with Uterine Cancer.

In order to identify Uterine Cancer, there are certain symptoms and signs which a person must look for and thus take effective steps for the Treatment of Uterine Cancer.

The symptoms include:

1. Bleeding that occurs between periods before the occurrence of menopause

2. When a person experiences long durations of periods after the age of 40

3. When a person is suffering from pain which takes place at the lower abdominal region

4. When a person is experiences a white discharge from the vagina that occurs after menopause.

These are some of the symptoms which a person must look for in order to avoid the occurrence of Uterine Cancer or endometrial cancer.

Another physical factor which can be seen in the people who are suffering from the endometrial cancer is a variation in the size or shape of the uterus or the organs adjoining it.

Whenever a person is suffering from endometrial cancer, it is advisable to have a pelvic examination at a regular interval of time so as to treat the disease as early as possible.

The tests include:

Biopsy which is also known as endometrial aspiration

Dilation and Curettage.

These are some of the tests done when a woman is suffering from Uterine Cancer.

The Treatment Of Uterine Cancer can be done with the help of various techniques such as: surgery or chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Women who are suffering from this disease, if found at an early stage, may have a hysterectomy. Another treatment is the removal of ovaries and/or fallopian tubes.