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Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer - What it is

Uterine cancer arises from the uterus or womb. The uterus comprises of 2 layers - the uterine lining and the muscle layer. The uterine lining is also known as the endometrium. It comprises of many blood vessels and go through phases of increasing thickness before being shed as monthly menses.

The most common type of uterine cancer are those arising from the endometrium known as carcinoma whereas those arising from the muscle are known as sarcoma (rare).

How common is Endometrium Cancer?

There are about 454 cases diagnosed annually according to the Singapore Cancer Registry 2011-2015. It is the 4th most common women’s cancer and most common female genital tract cancer in Singapore.

Age of Onset

Endometrial cancer can affect women of any age, although in 70% of cases, endometrial cancer occurs after the age of 50 years.

Uterine Cancer - How to prevent?

Uterine Cancer - Preparing for surgery

Uterine Cancer - Post-surgery care

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