Cancer is a disease in which certain body cells don’t function right, divide very fast, and produce too much tissue that forms a tumor. Cancer of the uterus is cancer in the womb, the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a baby grows during a woman’s pregnancy. There are different types of uterine cancers. Two types are endometrial cancer and uterine sarcomas. In the United States, endometrial cancer is a common cancer of the female reproductive system. This type of cancer happens when cancer begins in the tissue lining the uterus (endometrium). Uterine sarcomas occur when cancer grows in the muscles or other supporting tissues in the uterus. Uterine sarcomas account for only a small portion of cancers of the uterus.
- American Cancer Society
Phone: 800-227-2345 (TDD: 866-228-4327)
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Phone: 800-444-4441 or 312-578-1439
- National Cancer Institute, NIH, HHS
- Cancer care Uterine Cancer Support groups, counseling, Financial Assistance
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
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