endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer is cancer that forms in the endometrium – the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).


In the United States in 2009, there were an estimated 42,160 new cases of endometrial cancer and 7,780 deaths from this disease.


For further information see cancer of the uterus.