Understanding womb cancer

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

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

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

Read Venus's story

General information What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. They keep dividing to make more abnormal cells which form a lump or tumour.

General information Cancer and cell types

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

Womb (endometrial) cancer The womb

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

Womb (endometrial) cancer About womb cancer

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

General information Why do cancers come back?

Sometimes, cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. Over time, these cells can form a new tumour and the cancer comes back.