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Everything you need to know about endometrial cancer

Most cases of endometrial cancer are diagnosed between the ages of 45 and 74 years old. Photo: Pexels

(Heather Grey/ Healthline) — Endometrial cancer is a type of uterine cancer that starts in the inner lining of the uterus. This lining is called the endometrium.

According to the National Cancer, approximately 3 in 100 women will be diagnosed with uterine cancer at some point in their lives. More than 80 percent of people with uterine cancer survive for five years or longer after receiving the diagnosis.

If you have endometrial cancer, early diagnosis and treatment increases your chances of remission.

The most common symptom of endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can include:

  • changes in the length or heaviness of menstrual periods
  • vaginal bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods
  • vaginal bleeding after menopause (…)