endometrial cancer

Pronunciation: (EN-doh-MEE-tree-ul KAN-ser)

Cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2009-07-28