Uterine Cancer

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Last Updated: 01 May 2022

Cancer of the womb is cancer in the womb, where an infant grows throughout a woman's pregnancy. Some women that get uterine cancer have specific risk variables, or things in their life that cause them to have a higher chance of getting this disease. Uterine cancer usually occurs after menopause. Talk with your wellness treatment provider if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding after menopause. There are different types of uterine cancer. This type is also called endometrial cancer. The symptoms of uterine cancer consist of: Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge; Trouble urinating; Pelvic pain; Pain throughout intercourse. It is more common in women that have weight problems. If you took estrogen-only hormone substitute therapy for many years, you additionally have a higher risk. Tests to discover uterine cancer consist of a pelvic examination, imaging tests, and a biopsy. In some cases the surgical treatment also removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Some women get more than one type of therapy. Endometriosis is among one of the most common gynecological diseases and a leading reason for the inability to conceive.

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Percent of Cases & 5-Year Relative Survival by Stage at Diagnosis: Uterine Cancer

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StagePercent of Cases5-Year Relative Survival
Localized Confined to Primary Site67%94.9%
Regional Spread to Regional Lymph Nodes20%69.8%
Distant Cancer Has Metastasized9%18.4%
Unknown Unstaged3%52.2%

How Common Is This Cancer?

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RankCommon Types of CancerEstimated New Cases 2022Estimated Deaths 2022
1.Breast Cancer (Female)287,85043,250
2.Prostate Cancer268,49034,500
3.Lung and Bronchus Cancer236,740130,180
4.Colorectal Cancer151,03052,580
5.Melanoma of the Skin99,7807,650
6.Bladder Cancer81,18017,100
7.Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma80,47020,250
8.Kidney and Renal Pelvis Cancer79,00013,920
9.Uterine Cancer65,95012,550
10.Pancreatic Cancer62,21049,830

Rate of New Cases per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity: Uterine Cancer Females

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All Races27.8
Non-Hispanic White28.0
Non-Hispanic Black29.3
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander22.6
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native28.1

Percent of New Cases by Age Group: Uterine Cancer

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Age RangePercent of New Cases

Death Rate per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity: Uterine Cancer Females

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All Races5.0
Non-Hispanic White4.6
Non-Hispanic Black9.0
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander3.4
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native4.4

Percent of Deaths by Age Group: Uterine Cancer

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Age RangePercent of Deaths
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