Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

how i can know about the basic knowledge of uterine cancer from which my relative is suffering???

By Anonymous August 10, 2012 - 12:28pm
Rate This

basic knowledge includes grade,type,stage,chances of survival, risk factor etc???? i also want to know careness tips and information to fight against uterine cancer...so that i can support her..hlp me out..plz and doctor had said she was suffering from endometrial carcinomas type of uterine cancer and refused to tell the otherimp. details...

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hello Anonymous,

The most common type of uterine cancer starts in the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus. Uterine cancer usually occurs after menopause.

The exact cause of uterine cancer is unknown. What is known is that something occurs to create a genetic mutation within cells in the endometrium.

Risk factors include an increased level of estrogen in your body, starting menstruation before the age of 12 or beginning menopause later, never having been pregnant, being older, receiving the hormone therapy drug tamoxifen for breast cancer, and an inherited colon cancer syndrome called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer.

The grade of uterine cancer includes a description of the type of cells found in a biopsy or sample of uterine tissue. The higher the grade, the more abnormal appearing are the cancer cells.
Grade 1--low
Grade 2--intermediate
Grade 3--high

Staging denotes the extent of the cancer.
Stage 1 cancer is found only in your uterus
Stage 2 cancer is present in both the uterus and cervix
Stage 3 cancer has spread beyond the uterus, but has not reached the rectum and bladder. The pelvic area lymph nodes may be involved
Stage 4 cancer has spread past the pelvic region and can affect the bladder, rectum and more distant parts of your body.

Generally, the lower the stage, the better the prognosis.

To reduce your risk of uterine cancer, consider the benefits and risk of hormone replacement therapy, consider taking birth control pills for at least one year, maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly.

Having a strong support system of family and friend can help your relative cope with treatment.

I hope this information is helpful.


August 10, 2012 - 4:38pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Uterine Cancer

Get Email Updates

Related Checklists

Uterine Cancer Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!