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Reproductive organs
Endometrial cancer
Advanced stage
Endometrial biopsy
D&C
Obesity is a risk factor


REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS

Female Reproductive Organs
Diagram of the Reproductive Organs.

Endometrial Cancer: Cancer of the womb.
Endometrial cancer is where cancer cells start to grow in the lining of the uterus (womb). The tissue which lines the womb is called the endometrium, and hence the name. The womb lies between the bladder and the rectum and is shaped like an upside down pear. During pregnancy it houses the growing fetus and expands as the baby grows. Endometrial cancer is the most common type of gynecologic cancer in America. It accounts for about 6 percent of all new female cancers and affects 39,000 American women a year.

The following is a useful guide to the different symptoms for each gynecologic cancer.

Symptoms Cervical Cancer Ovarian Cancer Endometrial Cancer Vaginal Cancer Vulva Cancer
Abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Pelvic pressure or pain   Yes Yes   Yes
Back or abdominal pain   Yes      
Bloating   Yes      
Change in bowel or bladder habits   Yes   Yes  
Itching or burning vulva         Yes
Changes in vulva skin, sores, warts         Yes



ENDOMETRIAL CANCER



Diagram of the womb (uterus), and different conditions that can affect it.




Comparing site of growth of endometrial cancer and cervical cancer


ADVANCED STAGES





Advanced stromal sarcoma endometrial cancer


ENDOMETRIAL BIOPSY


Endometrial Biopsy: To diagnose the presence of cancer.

D&C

D&C

Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) To Obtain Tissue Sample For Biopsy
A speculum (first panel) is inserted into the vagina to widen it so that the doctor can look at the cervix. A dilator (middle panel) is then used to widen the cervix. A curette (last panel) is then put through the cervix and into the uterus and a sample of abnormal tissue is scraped out.

OBESITY IS A RISK FACTORY


Obesity is a risk factor. See causes of cervical cancer.

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