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Uterine Cancer

Definition

Cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).

Treatments*

Uterine sarcoma treatment is primarily surgery, with or without radiation or chemotherapy.

Side Effects*

The side effects of radiation therapy may include fatigue, diarrhea, urinary problems, and vaginal scarring or dryness.

Tips and Tricks

I was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2018. Although expected, I was still not prepared for the word cancer and all the changes that were to follow. I decided to improve my lifestyle and began yoga and eating a healthier diet. My support group provides much needed personal validation.
Susie-Survivor

The information contained in the Treatments and Side Effects sections are for informational purposes only. As with any cancer type, treatments and side effects can differ by patient. Please consult your oncologist for the specific treatments and side effects for your specific cancer.

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