The majority of endometrial cancers are found in the earliest, most treatable stages because women report abnormal postmenopausal or irregular bleeding to their doctor. Memorial Sloan Kettering experts discuss the ways that endometrial cancer can be prevented, as well as what treatment options exist for women who develop this type of cancer.
We have segued into our other gynecologic cancers. Dr. Hensley, can you tell me if uterine cancer is primarily endometrial cancer? Is it more common that cervical cancer?
Most women, when they say they have uterine cancer, in general they mean they had endometrial cancer. The uterus is the whole organ. The lining of the center of the uterus is called the endometrium. The endometrium is glandular tissue that grows and sloths. It grows relatively more rapid turnover that are more prone to cancer and also because the endometrium has access to the outside.
Women can present with bleeding after menopause, post-menopausal bleeding. It can be a signal of endometrial cancer.