Definition of endometrial cancer: Cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).
Estimated new cases and deaths from endometrial (uterinecorpus) cancer in the United States in 2014:
- New cases: 52,630
- Deaths: 8,590
Information about treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy