What is Uterine Cancer?

Uterus is the hollow pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis where a fetus (unborn baby) develops and grows. Uterus is also known as the womb. Cancers that arise from the uterus are Uterine cancers. These cancers can arise from the inner or the outer lining of the uterus or the wall of the uterus. The most common site of origin is the inner lining of the uterus and cancers that arise from it are called endometrial carcinoma.

Risk factors for Uterine cancer

Whereas there are some known risk factors for endometrial cancer, there are no knonw risk factors for the other types of uterine cancer. The risk factors for endometrial cancer are
Age: Endometrial cancer is primarily a disease of postmenopausal women, Geography. The incidence of endometrial cancer is higher in western nations and very low in eastern countries.