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- Causes and risk factors
- Examinations and diagnosis
- Disease course and prognosis
Uterine cancer: description
The uterus (uterus) is a muscular hollow organ. The upper part is called the uterine body; the two fallopian tubes flow into it. The lower short and tubular section is called the cervix. He connects the body with the vagina.
Cervical cancer develops from the upper part of the uterus, the uterine body (corpus). Hence the name corpuscular carcinoma. In contrast to many other cancers, uterine cancer usually does not develop from the muscle layer, but from the mucous lining inside the uterus (endometrium). Experts then speak of endometrial carcinoma.
Until the menopause (menopause), the uterine lining renewed regularly. Every month, the upper layers are rejected and expelled with the menstrual period. During menopause, there are changes in the mucosa. Individual cells can transform into cancer cells through genetic modification (mutation) - an endometrial carcinoma develops.
Cervical cancer is not allowed cervical cancer (Cervical carcinoma). This develops from the lower part of the uterus. Both cancers differ in terms of early diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment. Another difference to uterine cancer: vaccine against HPV viruses (human papillopmavirus) is only for the prevention of cervical cancer. It offers no protection against uterine cancer.
Cervical Cancer: Facts and Figures
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Each year, about 12,000 new women develop uterine cancer. The mean age of onset is around 68 years; before the age of 40, endometrial carcinoma rarely occurs. Well over half of those affected fall ill with menopause after menopause. Healing chances and prognosis - if the carcino carcinoma is discovered at an early stage - are good. The majority of sufferers can be cured.To the table of contents
Cervical cancer: symptoms
Everything important to the typical signs of uterine cancer can be read in the article uterine cancer - symptoms.