Factors that increase risk include obesity, a late (after age 52) menopause, not having children, and taking estrogen replacement.
Uterine cancer usually starts with an overgrowth of normal cells in the endometrium, a tumor develops when these cells are transformed into cancerous ones, usually in the endometrial glands.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding; pain centered in the pelvic area, back, and legs; changes in bowel and bladder function.
As the cancer advances, increasing pain, weight loss, and fatigue.
Untreated uterine cancer usually grows downward to the cervix and vagina, and it may spread through the uterine wall to the fallopian tubes, ovaries, rectum, and bladder.
It may also affect the liver, lung, bones, and brain.