Endometrial cancer is a cancer that develops in the lining of the uterus. It occurs in about 15 out of 100,000 women. The average age at diagnosis is 65 years.
There is also a hereditary form, the so-called Lynch syndrome. Risk factors for the occurrence of this condition are long-term use of the estrogen hormone without the addition of a progesterone-based hormone, obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome and some drugs (Tamoxifen). Women who have never given birth are also at increased risk.
Endometrial cancer is usually detected early because it manifests itself as abnormal bleeding outside of the cycle. Vaginal bleeding and bloody discharge in menopause is usually the first symptom in older women. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination and biopsy.
It is treated surgically, with radiation and cytostatics. Depending on the stage, sometimes this condition is solved by removing the uterus surgically, in which the cancerous tissue is also eliminated.
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