Uterine cancer

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This article is about cancer of the uterus. For cancer of the ureter, see Ureteral cancer.
Uterine cancer
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 C54
ICD-9 179
Patient UK Uterine cancer
MeSH D014594

The terms uterine cancer and womb cancer may refer to any of several different types of cancer which occur in the uterus, namely:

  • Endometrial carcinomas originate from cells in the glands of the endometrium (uterine lining). These include the common and readily treatable well-differentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma, as well as the more aggressive uterine papillary serous carcinoma and uterine clear-cell carcinoma.
  • Endometrial stromal sarcomas originate from the connective tissues of the endometrium, and are far less common than endometrial carcinomas.
  • Malignant mixed Müllerian tumors are rare endometrial tumors which show both glandular (carcinomatous) and stromal (sarcomatous) differentiation – carcinosarcoma behaves similar to a high grade carcinoma, and it is felt to be of epithelial origin rather than true sarcoma.

Epidemiology[edit]

Age-standardized death from cancer of the uterine body per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004.[1]
  no data
  less than 0.5
  0.5-1
  1-1.5
  1.5-2
  2-2.5
  2.5-3
  3-3.5
  3.5-4
  4-4.5
  4.5-5
  5-8
  more than 8

Uterine cancer resulted in about 58,000 deaths in 2010 up from 45,000 in 1990.[2]

Uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in the UK (around 8,500 women were diagnosed with the disease in 2011), and it is the tenth most common cause of cancer death in women (around 2,000 people died in 2012).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WHO Disease and injury country estimates". World Health Organization. 2009. Retrieved Nov 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ Lozano, R (Dec 15, 2012). "Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.". Lancet 380 (9859): 2095–128. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61728-0. PMID 23245604. 
  3. ^ "Uterine cancer statistics". Cancer Research UK. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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