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Endometrial Cancer

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer starts in the lining of the uterus (endometrium). The endometrium is the inner layer and is the layer shed during a normal period.

What increases my risk for endometrial cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer?

How is endometrial cancer diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will do a pelvic exam to check for problems with your cervix, uterus, and ovaries. Your healthcare provider will check for signs of cancer that has spread outside your uterus. This will help plan treatment. You may also need any of the following:

How is endometrial cancer treated?

Talk to your healthcare provider if you want to have children. Some treatments, such as hysterectomy, will permanently prevent you from becoming pregnant.

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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What can I do to manage my endometrial cancer?

Call 911 for any of the following:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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