Endometrial or Womb Cancer

When a cancer occurs in the lining of the womb it is referred to as endometrial cancer, the main symptom of which is vaginal bleeding in post-menopausal women. Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer in the UK and is most common in post-menopausal women aged 50 to 60 years, although approximately 7% of cases are in younger women. Endometrial cancer is also linked to obesity and obese women are three times more likely to get this disease in comparison to women with a healthy body weight.

The information in this section provides an overview of the risk factors for developing endometrial cancer and discusses the latest treatments.