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Is uterine cancer a common version of gynecologic cancer?

Uterine cancer is considered the most common form of gynecologic cancer. . About 23 in 100,000 women in the U.S. develop uterine cancer each year. This type of cancer can be hard to detect via pelvic exam, so other tests, such as ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, or X-rays may be necessary

Sharyn N. Lewin, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Cancer of the uterus (womb) is the most common gynecological cancer of the reproductive organs in women.

Uterine cancer follows fourth behind breast, lung and colon-rectal cancer, affecting over 35,000 women each year.
Most women are surprised to learn that endometrial (uterine) cancer, not ovarian cancer, is the most common gynecologic malignancy and the fourth most common cancer in women. The reason uterine cancer is not the first to come to mind is that since most uterine cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, comparatively few women die from it. Five-year survival rates for women diagnosed before the cancer has spread is 95%. 

This content orignally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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