Uterine cancer, sometimes called endometrial cancer, forms in the lining of the uterus.
Symptoms of uterine cancer can be hard to detect in the earliest stages. However, as the disease becomes more advanced, symptoms become more pronounced and identifiable. Common symptoms of uterine cancer include:
- Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
- Pelvic pain or pelvic mass
- Unexplained weight loss
Following a physical examination, initial evaluation often starts with an ultrasound of the pelvis. An assessment of the uterine lining is then performed via an endometrial biopsy, the removal of a tissue from the cervix for testing.
Once a diagnosis is made, you may undergo a CT or CAT scan, MRI, or ultrasound. Learn more about cancer screening and diagnosis methods.
Surgery is the most common treatment for uterine cancer. Radiation and chemotherapy are also treatment options.
Your care team will work with you to determine your exact course of treatment. Learn more about treatment options.