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Overview - Womb (uterus) cancer

Diagram of the pelvic area with labels showing the vagina, cervix, womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries. The womb is above the vagina and cervix.
  • Womb cancer is cancer that affects the womb (uterus). It's most common in women who've been through menopause.
  • Anyone with a womb can get womb cancer.
  • The womb is where a baby grows during pregnancy.
  • Most womb cancer usually starts in the lining of the womb (endometrium), this is also known as endometrial cancer.
  • How serious the womb cancer is depends on how big it is, if it has spread and your general health.

Important: Get your symptoms checked

It's important to get any symptoms of womb cancer checked as soon as possible. Finding it earlier makes it easier to treat.

Page last reviewed: 21 October 2021
Next review due: 21 October 2024