Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system. A malignancy of the inner lining of the uterus, this type of cancer occurs most frequently in post-menopausal women, with the highest incidence found in women ages 55 to 64.
Cancer of the endometrium is different from cancer of the muscle of the uterus, which is called sarcoma of the uterus (see uterine cancer). Endometrial cancer is highly curable when found early.
Consult a physician if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Bleeding or discharge not related to your periods
- Post-menopausal bleeding
- Difficult or painful urination
- Pain during intercourse
- Pain and/or mass in the pelvic area
- Weight loss