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Cancer of the uterus

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Cancer of the uterus is when abnormal cells start to grow and multiply in the uterus (womb). The uterus is part of the female reproductive system. It sits at the base of the abdomen between the bladder and the rectum. About 2,500 women get cancer of the uterus every year.

There are several types of cancer of the uterus, depending in which part of the uterus the cancer occurs. The majority are in the lining of the uterus (endometrial cancer). Sometimes the tumour grows in the connective tissue (called uterine sarcoma).

Cancer of the uterus is normally treated with surgery. If the cancer has spread, radiotherapy, hormone treatment or chemotherapy may be needed.

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Last reviewed: February 2020

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