Cancer of the endometrium - Definition

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Endometrial cancer is one of the two cancers of the uterus. It affects the uterine lining and concerns, in 80% of cases, postmenopausal women and is suspected before the onset of bleeding in a woman who is no longer menstruating. This is an adenocarcinoma, a cancer developed at the expense of the glandular cells of the uterine lining. In this case, ultrasound and biopsies are often performed. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is surgical in the form of a total hysterectomy, more or less supplemented by radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or brachytherapy (using radioactive materials).