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Uterine Cancer

Corpus uterine cancer, otherwise known as uterine or endometrial cancer, is a cancer that begins in lining of the uterus, which is called the endometrium.

After a uterine cancer diagnosis, doctors perform exams and tests to determine the stage of the cancer. Those stages range from zero (carcinoma in situ, which means the cancer cells are localized and have not yet spread to nearby uterine tissue) to four (cancer has spread to another organ). Stages one through three indicate the extent of the disease, how big the tumor is, and/or how cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes.

Survival rate measures the percentage of patients with a specific type of cancer who are still alive after a certain period of time. In this case, the survival rate is measured as five-year survival.

Our uterine cancer measures are:

Note: The National Cancer Database requires that reporting hospitals have at least 30 cases in a single stage of cancer to generate a survival report. Stages not listed above had less than 30 cases during the reporting period.

 

Last UpdateDecember 20, 2012

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