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Cancer of the uterus

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The uterus (womb) is a muscular structure in the female reproductive system. It sits at the base of the abdomen between the bladder and the rectum.

Cancer of the uterus is the most common gynaecological cancer affecting women. There are several types of cancer of the uterus, depending in which part of the uterus the cancer occurs.

The majority of uterine cancers are of the lining of the uterus (endometrial cancers). Cancers can also develop in the muscle layers of the uterus (myometrium).

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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