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Diseases » Uterine Cancer » Summary
 

What is Uterine Cancer?

What is Uterine Cancer?

Uterine cancer is a malignant disease that occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth of cancerous cells ...more »

  • Uterine Cancer: Cancer of the uterus.

Uterine Cancer: Introduction

Types of Uterine Cancer:

Types of Uterine Cancer:

  • Area that is affected:
  • Stage of cancer:
    • Stage I Uterine cancer - only affects uterus and not cervix.
    • Stage II Uterine cancer - spread from uterus to cervix.
    • Stage III Uterine cancer - spread beyond uterus and cervix to local pelvis area (e.g. pelvic lymph nodes) but not to bladder or rectum.
    • Stage IV Uterine cancer - spread to rectum or bladder, or further metastatic cancer.
  • more types...»

Broader types of Uterine Cancer:

How many people get Uterine Cancer?

Prevalance of Uterine Cancer: 4,500 women in the UK 2001 (National Statistics, UK Government Census, 2001)
Prevalance Rate of Uterine Cancer: approx 1 in 13,333 or 0.01% or 20,400 people in USA [about data]
Lifetime risk of Uterine Cancer: 1 in 75 women will develop uterine cancer during their lifetime in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Who gets Uterine Cancer?

Patient Profile for Uterine Cancer: Typically women over 50.

Profile for Uterine Cancer: Cancer of the uterus occurs mostly in women over age 50. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Uterus: NCI)

Gender Profile for Uterine Cancer: Women only.

Race Profile for Uterine Cancer: White women are more likely than African-American women to get uterine cancer. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Uterus: NCI)

How serious is Uterine Cancer?

Complications of Uterine Cancer: see complications of Uterine Cancer
Average life years lost for Uterine Cancer: 15.3 years for corpus/uterus NOS, not including cervix cancer (SEER)1
Deaths for Uterine Cancer: 6,468 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

What causes Uterine Cancer?

Causes of Uterine Cancer: see causes of Uterine Cancer
Risk factors for Uterine Cancer: see risk factors for Uterine Cancer

What are the symptoms of Uterine Cancer?

Symptoms of Uterine Cancer: see symptoms of Uterine Cancer

Complications of Uterine Cancer: see complications of Uterine Cancer

Can anyone else get Uterine Cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
More information: see contagiousness of Uterine Cancer
Inheritance: see inheritance of Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Uterine Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Uterine Cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Uterine Cancer: Gynecologic oncologists, Oncologists, Radiation oncologists ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Uterine Cancer.
Treatments for Uterine Cancer: see treatments for Uterine Cancer
Alternative treatments for Uterine Cancer: see alternative treatments for Uterine Cancer
Research for Uterine Cancer: see research for Uterine Cancer

Society issues for Uterine Cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Uterine Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Uterine Cancer:

  • 0.075% (9,544) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of corpus uteri in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of corpus uteri required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of corpus uteri were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of corpus uteri required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more statistics...»

Organs Affected by Uterine Cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Uterine Cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Uterine Cancer

Main name of condition: Uterine Cancer

Class of Condition for Uterine Cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Uterine Cancer:

cancer of the uterus, Uterine Corpus Cancer, Uterus Corpus Cancer

Uterine Cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Uterine Cancer:



Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
 

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