Endometrial cancer develops when cells in the endometrium (cells lining the uterus) begin to grow out of control and may invade nearby tissues or spread throughout the body. The most common type of endometrial cancer is called endometrioid adenocarcinoma; it comes from cells that form glands in the endometrium. The second most common form is papillary serous adenocarcinoma, and another form is clear cell adenocarcinoma.
Penn Medicine’s gynecologic cancer researchers and clinicians are leading the way in understanding the causes of gynecologic cancer and in finding more effective forms of treatment. Abramson Cancer Center’s gynecologic cancer team has worked together for years caring for those who have gynecologic cancer or are at risk.
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