Understanding womb cancer

Find out more about the womb and different types of womb cancer.

  • About womb cancer

    Most womb cancers start in the lining of the womb (the endometrium). They’re usually diagnosed early and treated successfully.

  • The womb

    The womb (uterus) is a muscular, pear-shaped organ where a baby is carried during pregnancy.

  • Symptoms of womb cancer

    Find information about the symptoms of womb cancer and when you should go and see your GP.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • Cancer and cell types

    Cancers are grouped into types. Types of cancer often behave and respond to treatments in different ways.

  • Why do cancers come back?

    Sometimes, tiny cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. These can divide to form a new tumour.

Venus's story

Hear Venus talk about her experience of uterine cancer, including diagnosis, treatment and the support she received.

Read Venus's story

Venus's story

Hear Venus talk about her experience of uterine cancer, including diagnosis, treatment and the support she received.

Read Venus's story