(Endometrial Cancer; Cancer, Uterine; Cancer, Endometrial; Endometrial Adenocarcinoma)
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- Age: 50-60 years old
- Obesity—especially in women experiencing menopause before age 45
- High blood pressure
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Endometrial polyps
- No history of pregnancy
- Early start of menstrual periods
- Late menopause—longer exposure to estrogen
- Environment: living in an urban area
- Abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods
- Vaginal bleeding or spotting in postmenopausal women
- Pain in the pelvic area
- Pain during urination
- Pain during intercourse
- External radiation therapy—radiation directed at the tumor from a source outside the body
- Internal radiation therapy, called brachytherapy—radioactive materials placed into the body near the cancer cells
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Cancer Care http://www.cancercare.org
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 01/13/2014 -