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Womb cancer

This page provides information for women, their partners and families about womb cancer. 

About womb cancer

Womb cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer. It may also be called endometrial cancer, uterine cancer or cancer of the uterus. The endometrium is the lining of the womb, where most womb cancers start. Any woman presenting with vaginal bleeding after menopause is recommended to have tests to check the lining of the womb. •

The following links provide more information about womb cancer:

  • Cancer Research UK
    Includes information about diagnosing, treating and living with womb cancer
  • The Eve Appeal
    This information includes the key messages, the early signs and symptoms of womb cancer, leading risk factors and actions that may reduce the risk of developing womb cancer
  • Macmillan
    Help and support for people affected by womb cancer
  • NHS Choices
    Includes information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and living with womb cancer

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