Uterine cancer (endometrial cancer, uterine mucus cancer, uterine carcinoma) is a malignant tumor that develops from the tissues of the uterus and can spread further throughout the body. To date, uterine cancer has become very widespread and occupies the fourth place in women, yielding to the incidence of only breast cancer, skin and gastrointestinal tract infection.
The development of this malignant neoplasm is most prone to women over 50 years of age. Since the uterus is a multilayer organ, the type of tumor that develops directly depends on the location of its localization.
There are a number of factors that can increase the risk of contracting uterine cancer, but the exact cause of the disease is not defined to date.
According to numerous studies, the risk factors for the development of uterine cancer include: