Endometrial Cancer Glossary

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Endometrial Cancer Glossary


Endometrial biopsyThe removal of tissue from the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) by inserting a thin, flexible tube through the cervix and into the uterus. The tube is used to gently scrape a small amount of tissue from the endometrium and then remove the tissue samples. A pathologist views the tissue under a microscope to look for cancer cells.4

EndometriumThe inner lining of the uterus – a hollow, muscular organ in the female pelvis.4

EstrogenA hormone made by the body. It helps the body develop and maintain female sex characteristics. Estrogen can affect the growth of some cancers, including endometrial cancer.6