Endometrial Cancer Symptoms
Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Endometrial cancer (uterine cancer) is the most common gynecologic cancer that occurs in the United States; and arises from abnormal cells that develop within the inside lining of the uterus. It occurs most often after menopause, but may also be diagnosed before menopause.
The uterus is made up of two major structures, the myometrium (myo=muscle + metrium=womb) and the endometrium, the inside lining of the uterus (endo=inner + metrium=womb) where a fertilized egg implants to form the fetus.
Risk factors for developing endometrial cancer including the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/1/2014