What is womb cancer?

Most womb cancers start in the lining of the womb. Find out who gets womb cancer, where it starts and how common it is.

Symptoms of womb cancer

The most common symptom of womb cancer is abnormal bleeding from the vagina. 

Risks and causes of womb cancer

Womb cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women in the UK. We don't know what causes most womb cancers. But there are some factors that can increase your risk of developing it.

Womb cancer survival

Survival depends on many factors including the stage and grade of your womb cancer.

Diagnosing womb cancer

Find out about how to get the most out of seeing your GP, what tests you might have, when you should see a specialist and screening.

Types and grades of womb cancer

The type of womb cancer you have depends on the type of cell the cancer started in. The grade gives doctors an idea of how fast growing the cancer is.

Stages of womb cancer

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. This helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.

Treatment for womb cancer

Your treatment depends on the type of womb cancer you have, how large it is and whether it has spread. It also depends on your general health.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research looking at womb cancer.

Living with womb cancer

Getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with a diagnosis of womb cancer. It can also help with life during and after treatment.

Advanced womb cancer

Advanced womb cancer means it has spread to other parts of the body. Treatment might help to control symptoms. There is lots of information and support available to you and your family.

Last reviewed: 
23 Jan 2022
Next review due: 
10 Feb 2024
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