Uterine cancer

Uterine cancer
Uterine cancer
Classification and external resources

Malignant tumor of the uterus
ICD-10 C54
ICD-9 179
MeSH D014594

The term uterine 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.
Age-standardized death from cancer of the uterine body per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004.[1]
  no data
  less than 0.5
  more than 8


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