What is Uterine Cancer?
The uterus, or womb, is part of a woman’s reproductive system. It is about the size and shape of a hollow, upside-down pear. The uterus sits low in the abdomen between the bladder and rectum and is held there by muscle. It is joined to the vagina by the cervix, which is the neck of the uterus. The uterus is where a foetus grows.
The uterus is made up of two layers:
- Myometrium: the outer layer of muscle tissue. This makes up most of the uterus.
- Endometrium: the inner layer or the lining of the uterus. In a woman of child-bearing age, the endometrium changes in thickness each month to prepare for pregnancy.
Cancer of the uterus is cancer that begins from abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) or the muscle tissue (myometrium).
Signs and symptoms of Uterine Cancer?
The most common symptom of cancer of the uterus is unusual vaginal bleeding, particularly if the cancer occurs after menopause. Some women experience a watery discharge, which may have an offensive smell..
Traditional treatment options for Uterine Cancer
Cancer of the uterus is usually treated by removing the uterus and cervix. This operation is called a total hysterectomy. In most cases, the fallopian tubes and both ovaries will also be removed at the same time. This is called a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Following these procedures, radiation and chemotherapy may be recommended.
Utopia Wellness’ Intensive Medical Program for Uterine Cancer
Uterine Cancer is a very stressful diagnosis and your Utopia Wellness team understands this. We work with you to design a customized holistic plan to ensure you have the most effective alternative treatments for your specific cancer.