Uterine cancer forms in the uterus (the womb) in the female reproductive system, and usually occurs after menopause. Uterine cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer for women after breast, lung and colon cancers.
There are different types of uterine cancer. The most common is endometrial cancer.
Uterine cancer symptoms may include:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a MemorialCare Physician partner.
Women are at greater risk for uterine cancer if you:
The causes of uterine cancer are unknown. Estrogen levels may play a role in uterine cancer. Taking birth control pills may lower the risk for uterine cancer, even 10 years after treatment ceases.
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MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
Our physicians are experienced in providing gynecological care throughout a woman’s life-time. We specialize in treatments for gynecological disorders, including ovarian and cervical cancer, and non-surgical treatment options for uterine fibroids.
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