What is Uterine Cancer?

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus. Uterine cancer can spread through the bloodstream or lymphatic system.

Uterine Cancer Risk Factors

The following are risk factors for uterine cancer:

Symptoms of Uterine Cancer

The following are the most common symptoms of uterine cancer:

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Frequent, difficult, or painful urination
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain in the pelvic area

Cancer of the uterus usually occurs around the time menopause begins.

Diagnosing Uterine Cancer

When symptoms suggest uterine cancer, the following may be used to make a positive diagnosis:

When cancer cells are found, other tests are used to see if the cancer has spread from the uterus to other parts of the body. These procedures may include:

Treatment for Uterine Cancer

Treatment for uterine cancer may include any of the following:

For more information on uterine cancer treatment or to schedule an appointment, contact Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or toll-free at 877.747.9355 or email us.