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Uterine cancer

About uterine cancer

Uterine cancer begins in the uterus, the hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis where a baby grows during pregnancy. Uterine cancer may form in various areas of the uterus, but the majority of these cancers develop in the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. This type of cancer is referred to as endometrial cancer. Uterine sarcoma is a rarer type of uterine cancer that forms in the tissues of the uterus. The most common sign of uterine cancer is unusual vaginal bleeding.

The American Cancer Society estimates 61,880 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2019. More than 90 percent of these will be diagnosed as endometrial cancer.