What is it?

Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the uterus. Around 3,200 Australian women are diagnosed with uterine cancer each year. Most are over 50. Endometrial cancer is the most common type of cancer that affects the reproductive system in Australia.

Endometrial cancer develops when abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus grow and multiply out of control, forming tumours. The abnormal cells can also spread to other areas of the body. Bleeding after menopause and bleeding between periods are common signs of endometrial cancer.

Treatment options include surgery to remove the uterus, chemotherapy and radiation. Treatment depends on the stage and type of the cancer. The most common type of endometrial cancer grows slowly.