Womb cancer or Uterine - endometrial cancer as other countries may call it - is the 4th most common cancer for ‘women’ in the UK and is the most common gynaecological cancer – over 9,300 people being diagnosed each year.
Womb cancer usually begins in the endometrium (womb lining), where the cells shed each month when having a period.
It is more common post-menopause, although 1 in 4 people are diagnosed pre-menopausal.
Symptoms of Womb Cancer
- Feeling of pressure in the pelvis, lower abdomen or back of legs.
- A build-up of fluid in the legs or belly.
- Blood in pee or poop
- Pain during sex, peeing & pooping
- Lack of appetite and weight loss
- Difficulty breathing
DON'T feel silly for going to the doctor, no matter how small it seems, it's YOUR body and you know it better than them!
Treatments for Womb Cancer
Once you and your doctor are aware of the stage of your cancer, you can consider treatment options. Depending on the stage of womb cancer, it is usually treated by a combination of surgery, radiation and chemo or hormone therapy.