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An Overview of Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer is also known as womb cancer. This affects female reproductive parts. There are four stages of uterine cancer, and the treatment options depend on the stage of cancer. The treatment options for uterine cancer mainly includes different types of surgeries like hysterectomy, lymphadenectomy, omentectomy,and laparatomy. All these surgeries are performed through different methods.

Uterine fibroids are abnormal muscular growths that form on the wall of the uterus. Uterine fibroids may turn into cancer in rare cases. Although there are very fewer chances that your fibroids may become cancerous, still you should be careful and get your fibroids checked regularly.

Survival Rate of Uterine Cancer

The 5-year survival rate tells us about what percentage of women live at least 5 years after being diagnosed with a specific type of cancer. The 5-year survival rate in women with uterine cancer is 81%. Also the 5-year survival rates for white and black women with the uterine cancer disease are 83% and 62%, respectively.

Types of Uterine Cancer

There are two primary types of uterine cancers which develop in different parts of the uterus – Uterine Sarcoma and Endometrial Cancer. Uterine sarcoma occurs due to abnormal growth of cells in the body of the uterus, usually in the muscle layer. Although the exact cause of uterine sarcoma is unknown but there are several risk factors though to cause it.