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
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]

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. 

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