Types of Cancer
Endometrial cancer is also known as uterine cancer as it affects the lining of the uterus known as the endometrium. The uterus is the hollow, pear-shaped organ in the pelvis where fetal development occurs. This cancer is often discovered early on because symptoms such as irregular vaginal bleeding often result. Endometrial cancer is the most common type of cancer of the female reproductive system.
What you should know
Uterine or endometrial cancer is most likely to occur for women post menopause, who suffer from obesity, receive hormone peplacement therapy, use estrogen-only contraceptives, have irregular menstrual cycles, are diabetic, or have family history of the disease.
Symptoms primarily include vaginal bleeding that is heavy and prolonged. Pain that occurs in the pelvis or during intercourse is also common. An enlarged uterus can also be a signal. Removing the uterus is a common procedure to cure the disease.
Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are common conventional treatments for endometrial or uterine cancer which can be very aggressive on the body. Other less invasive therapies to consider include more innovative methods that include immunotherapies. Schedule a consult with our medical staff to better understand how Dayspring Cancer Clinic can help you with your therapy options.