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Endometrial cancer Information
Endometrial cancer Information

Endometrial cancer begins in women's uterus upon abnormal cell growth and may invade or migrate to other body parts. It often occurs after menopause. Normally, the uterus lining (endometrium) sheds and regrows periodically, thus forming menstruation. However, in the event of hormone imbalance, endometrium may fail to shed irregularly and develop into cancer.

Endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer symptoms
Endometrial cancer
  • Vaginal bleeding outside menstruation
  • Feeling pain during urination
  • Feeling pain in sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
Endometrial cancer risk factors
Endometrial cancer risk factors
  • Aged 50 and over
  • Infertility
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Massive intake or accumulation of estrogen
Endometrial cancer
  • Dilatation and curettage of uterus
  • Extract and examine uterus lining tissues
  • Vagina ultrasound examination
  • CT scan

Surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and Hormone therapy.

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