Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Cancer of the uterus

1-minute read

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 cancer). Cancers can also develop in the muscle layers of the uterus (myometrium).

Depending on where you live, you might be able to go to a Look Good Feel Better workshop. These are free of charge and provide tips and advice about dealing with changes to the way you look caused by cancer treatment. Workshops are available in capital cities and other major centres.

Follow the links below to find trusted information about uterine cancer.

Learn more here about the development and quality assurance of healthdirect content.

Last reviewed: July 2016


Back To Top

Recommended links

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Uterine Cancer - Just Diagnosed | Counterpart

Uterine Cancer - Just Diagnosed | Counterpart

Read more on Counterpart - Women supporting women with cancer website

Uterine sarcoma

Information about Uterine cancer

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Uterine Sarcoma

A rare type of uterine cancer that forms in muscle or other tissues of the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis in which a fetus develops).

Read more on Rare Cancers Australia website

Risk Factors for Endometrial Cancer on Vimeo

Endometrial cancer, also known as uterine cancer, is the most common gynaecological cancer and its incidence is rising. There are a number of known risk factors,

Read more on Counterpart - Women supporting women with cancer website

Intimacy and sexuality for women with gynaecological cancer - starting a conversation | Cancer Australia

This resource has been developed to support women (and their partners) in understanding and addressing issues of intimacy and sexuality following t

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Endometrial cancer

Information about Endometrial cancer

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Endometrial Cancer

Cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).

Read more on Rare Cancers Australia website

Uterine cancer - Cancer Council Australia

What is uterine cancer? Find out about the symptoms, causes, treatment options and more. Get the facts from Cancer Council here.

Read more on Cancer Council Australia website

Uterine cancer | Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer of the uterus begins from abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium), the muscle tissue (myometrium), or the connective tissue supporting the endometrium (stroma).

Read more on Cancer Council Victoria website

What is Cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer develops from the tissues of the cervix. It is also called cancer of the uterine cervix. It is the third most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australian women.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo