Uterine cancer

What is uterine cancer?

Most uterine cancers start in the endometrium (endometrial carcinoma). Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide to uterine cancer.

Risk factors for uterine cancer

Risk factors for uterine cancer include estrogen replacement therapy, being overweight and menstrual history. Learn about uterine cancer risk.

Finding uterine cancer early

When uterine cancer is detected and treated early, the chances of successful treatment are better. Recognizing symptoms and getting regular checkups are the best ways to detect uterine cancer early. The sooner symptoms are reported, the sooner a doctor can diagnose and treat the cancer.

Symptoms of uterine cancer

Symptoms of uterine cancer include unusual vaginal discharge and feeling of pressure in the pelvis, back or legs. Learn about symptoms of uterine cancer.

Diagnosis of uterine cancer

Tests to diagnose uterine cancer, such as ultrasound, are done when symptoms suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing uterine cancer.

Grading uterine cancer

Grading uterine cancer helps predict how fast the cancer is growing. Learn about the grades of uterine cancer.

Stages of uterine cancer

Staging describes the extent of uterine cancer in the body. Learn about the stages of uterine cancer.

If uterine cancer spreads

Uterine cancer can spread from the uterus to surrounding tissues and other parts of the body. Learn about common sites where uterine cancer can spread.

Prognosis and survival for uterine cancer

Prognostic factors for uterine cancer include grade and stage of the cancer. Learn about prognostic factors for uterine cancer.

Treatments for uterine cancer

Treatments for uterine cancer include surgery, radiation, hormonal therapy and chemotherapy. Learn about treatment options for uterine cancer.

Supportive care for uterine cancer

Supportive care helps people with physical and emotional aspects of uterine cancer. Learn how to cope with long-term side effects of uterine cancer.

Uterine cancer statistics

Cancer statistics tell us how many people in Canada are diagnosed with and die from uterine cancer in a certain time frame.

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