Cancer

Uterine cancer

(Endometrial cancer)

About Uterine cancer

The uterus, or womb, is an important female reproductive organ. It is the place where a baby grows when a women is pregnant. There are different types of uterine cancer. The most common type starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. This type of cancer is sometimes called endometrial cancer.

The symptoms of uterine cancer include

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Trouble urinating
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse

Uterine cancer usually occurs after menopause. Being obese and taking estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy (also called menopausal hormone therapy) also increase your risk. Treatment varies depending on your overall health, how advanced the cancer is and whether hormones affect its growth. Treatment is usually a hysterectomy, which is surgery to remove the uterus. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed. Other options include hormone therapy and radiation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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All Medications for Uterine cancer

  • Avastin
    (bevacizumab)
    Prescription only

    Avastin (bevacizumab) is an effective, first-line option when used together with other medicines for certain types of cancers, but it has to be given in a clinic or hospital and it has many severe side effects.

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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection
  • Nolvadex
    (tamoxifen)
    Prescription only

    Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) is an effective, first-line option for certain types of breast cancers, but it has many severe side effects and needs a lot of monitoring.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid

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