What is Endometrial Cancer or Uterine Cancer? (Definition)

Endometrial cancer (also known as Uterine Cancer) is a disease that originates from the endometrium (the lining of the uterus or womb). It is the result of the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. The initial sign is most often vaginal bleeding not associated with a menstrual period. Other symptoms include pain with urination or sexual intercourse, or pelvic pain. Endometrial cancer occurs most commonly after menopause.

See below for updated news and information regarding endometrial cancer including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Endometrial Cancer News

Endometrial Cancer Diagnosis Research: Mayo Clinic researchers: Vaginal microbes point toward early detection and screening for endometrial cancer

(SOURCE: MAYO CLINIC) - Endometrial cancer triggers remain elusive, despite continued research. But given the typical inflammatory profile in these cases, microbes in the uterine environment are suspected to play a role in the development of this disease. To probe the microbes directly within the uterine environment and examine how these microbes could influence cancer within the endometrial lining, Mayo researchers ...
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Endometrial Cancer Diagnosis News: Endometrial Cancer Mutations Are Detectable In Uterine Lavage Fluid Before A Cancer Is Diagnosed

(SOURCE: THE MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL / MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) -  Mutations that have been linked to endometrial cancer can be found in the uterine lavage fluid of pre- and post-menopausal women both with and without detectable cancer, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine by John Martignetti, MD, PhD of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai ...
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Uterine Cancer Research News: Early Surgery Increases Risk of Death for Some Uterine Cancer Patients, Penn Study Finds

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) - Delaying surgery after a diagnosis of uterine cancer can increase a women’s risk of death, but operating too soon can be just as detrimental for some, Penn Medicine physicians report in a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In the study, women who had surgery (usually to remove ...
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Yale Researchers Identify Genes Behind Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

(Yale) According to a recent article published in Yale News, in a major breakthrough for ovarian and uterine cancers, Yale researchers have defined the genetic landscape of rare, highly aggressive tumors called carcinosarcomas (CSs), pointing the way to possible new treatments ...
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