Uterine cancer

Introduction

This information has been prepared to provide you with information about cancer of the uterus.

Cancer of the uterus is also called cancer of the womb, uterine cancer, endometrial cancer or cancer of the lining of the womb. The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. Because cancer of the uterus usually starts in this lining, the cancer is sometimes called ‘endometrial cancer’. In this section, we will talk about ‘cancer of the uterus’ or ‘uterine cancer’.

Many women feel understandably shocked and upset when they are told that they have or may have cancer of the uterus.

This information aims to help you to understand what cancer of the uterus is and how it is diagnosed and treated. We also include information about support services you may like to use.

We cannot tell you which the best treatment for you is.

You need to discuss this with your doctors. However, we hope this information will answer some of your questions and help you think about the questions you want to ask your doctors.

If you find this information helpful, you may like to pass it on to your family and friends, who may also find it useful.

This information does not need to be read from beginning to end, but can be read in sections according to your needs or interest. The words in bold are explained in the glossary.