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Overview - Womb (uterus) cancer

  • Womb cancer is cancer that affects the womb.
  • The womb (uterus) 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.


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