Endometrium is the lining of the cavity of the uterus. Uterus is a hollow structure where in which the fertilized embryo grows into a baby. Endometrial cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the inner lining of the uterus cavity. In most cases endometrial cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage as they have symptoms including heavy and abnormal bleeding, vaginal discharge and pelvic pain. In most cases, the uterus is removed to prevent the spread of cancer.
Causes for endometrial cancer
A genetic mutation is recognized as the cause of abnormal cell growth in the uterus lining. The mutation transforms the normal cells into abnormal cells and gets accumulated to form a tumor. Other reasons that cause endometrial cancer include:
Diagnosing and staging endometrial cancer
Doctors diagnose the presence of cancer by transvaginal ultrasound or by hysteroscopy. If the presence of cancer is confirmed then various test are conducted to determine the extent of cancer.
Stages of endometrial cancer are divided into 4 sections:
Treatment for endometrial cancer is decided on the stage of cancer, general health condition of the patients and their preferences.
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