Before learning about uterine cancer, it is important to understand what cancer is.
Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the body.
If it is not destroyed in time, the disease spreads throughout the body and eventually leads to death.
Uterine cancer is one of the leading cancers in women. The uterus is a major organ of female reproduction. In the lower part of the abdomen, the urinary bladder is located just in front of the uterus and behind the rectum.
The pear-shaped uterus is supported on both sides by fallopian tubes and muscle elements.
The uterus is usually divided into three parts. One of the widest parts of the top is called the fundus. The narrow middle part of the other is called the isthmus.
The third cervix is called the cervix. Uterine cancer is leading cancer in women.
Such women are more likely to get uterine cancer:
- Getting married at a young age
- Having sex at an early age
- Having sex with many people
- Giving birth to many children
- Women who do not pay attention to food and malnutrition
- This cancer is more common in women who have frequent infections of the uterus or genitals.
There are no symptoms at the onset of cancer. But such symptoms can lead to uterine cancer.
- Stinking dirty water flowing from the vagina
- Blood is seen even during normal sexual intercourse
- Blood is also seen in women who have stopped menstruating
- Lower abdominal pain
- Feeling awkward while urinating
- Weight loss
- Feeling more tired
- Bleeding even when there is no menstruation
Girls up to the age of 10 can be vaccinated to prevent uterine cancer. The government has launched a free vaccination campaign. Statistics show that the highest incidence of cancer in women in Nepal is 70 percent.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 270,000 women worldwide die of uterine cancer each year, of which 85 percent die in developing countries alone
According to 2012 figures, 528,000 women worldwide were diagnosed with uterine cancer that year. In that year, 266,000 women died from the disease.
Uterine cancer is more common in women between the ages of 35 and 64. It is estimated that about 10,020 people in Nepal get the disease every year, of which 50 percent die. This disease can be prevented if diagnosed and treated at an early stage.