Ms. Sonali Kaushik ​MBBS MRCOG

Consultant Gy naecologist & Gynaecological Oncologist

Womb Cancer

This is caused by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the womb (uterus). The womb is a pear-shaped organ in your lower pelvis, where your baby develops if you get pregnant. The lining of the womb is called the endometrium. Womb cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in the UK – about 7,800 women are diagnosed each year. Most women who get womb cancer are over 50. The most common treatment for womb cancer is the surgical removal of the womb (hysterectomy). A hysterectomy can cure womb cancer in its early stages. Surgery for womb cancer is also likely to include the removal of the ovaries and the fallopian tubes. Radiotherapy or chemotherapy are also sometimes used, often in conjunction with surgery. More information