Endometrial carcinoma is a cancer that begins in the lining of the uterus. It most often occurs in women who have gone through menopause.
This type of cancer usually takes years to develop. Most of the risks linked to endometrial cancer come from too much exposure to the hormone estrogen.
Symptoms of endometrial carcinoma include unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge, or vaginal bleeding after you have already gone through menopause.
Your treatment choices depend on your age, overall health, and the extent of the disease. You may need surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or hormone therapy.
Side effects are common during cancer treatment and vary from person to person. Some side effects change over time. Your doctor or cancer nurse can suggest ways to ease any side effects you experience.
Learn more about endometrial carcinoma from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Physician Data Query (PDQ®) for patients. It includes information about prevention, screening, and treatment.