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Endometrial Adenocarcinoma

Endometrial Adenocarcinoma Symptoms and Causes

Endometrial adenocarcinoma is a cancer that starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. Although the exact cause of endometrial adenocarcinoma is unknown, increased levels of estrogen appear to play a role. Estrogen helps stimulate the buildup of the lining of the uterus. Studies have shown that high levels of estrogen in animals result in excessive endometrial growth and cancer. Most cases of endometrial cancer occur between the ages of 60 and 70 years, but a few cases occur before age 40.