When and how does uterine cancer spread?
Uterine cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, is a type of cancer that originates in the lining of the uterus. It is the most common type of cancer affecting the uterus. Uterine cancer can spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes and lungs, through a process known as metastasis. The cancer cells can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Risk factors for uterine cancer include age, obesity, endometrial hyperplasia, diabetes, and taking estrogen without progesterone. Treatment options for uterine cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.