Uterine or endometrial cancer

Uterine or endometrial cancer

We are working to develop more detailed content about uterine cancer.

In the meantime, you can use our General cancer information and the links on this page to find information and support.

Uterine cancer is a rare cancer (about 2% of all cancers) which affects the uterus (womb) in women. It is more common in women over the age of 50.The most common type of uterine cancer is endometrial cancer which starts in the cells that line the uterus.

 Uterine cancer is a type of gynaecological cancer. 

Women with uterine cancer should have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT). See Canrefer for a list of gynaecological  MDTs in NSW.

Support when you have uterine cancer

One of the main organisations that provides information and support for people with cancer is the Cancer Council. Their services include:

  • an Information and Support line, 13 11 20, which has specially trained staff available to offer support
  • a range of face-to-face, online and telephone support groups
  • a program called Cancer Connect where you can talk to someone who has experienced cancer
  • an online community for people with cancer and their families and friends.

You can also talk to the cancer care coordinator or social worker where you are being seen. They can tell you what services and support groups are available locally. Your GP may also be able to provide information about this.

Checklists

Use our checklists to find helpful tips or questions to ask.

Where to get help

There are people you can talk to for more information or support.

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