Women's health 18-39

Diagram of the pelvic area with labels showing the vagina, cervix, womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries. The womb is above the vagina and cervix.
  • Womb cancer is cancer that affects the womb (uterus). It's most common in women who've been through menopause.
  • Anyone with a womb can get womb cancer.
  • The womb is where a baby grows during pregnancy.
  • Most womb cancer usually starts in the lining of the womb (endometrium), this is also known as endometrial cancer.
  • How serious the womb cancer is depends on how big it is, if it has spread and your general health.

It's important to get any symptoms of womb cancer checked as soon as possible. Finding it earlier makes it easier to treat.