Uterine cancer is a broad category of cancers that can develop inside a woman’s uterus. Although the terms uterine cancer and endometrial cancer are often used interchangeably, by definition they are distinct categories. These cancers are the fourth most common in women and the numbers are rising. This may be related to the high incidence of obesity in the United States today, since obesity is a risk factor for uterine cancer.
Yale Medicine offers advanced treatments, including brachytherapy, for women with uterine and endometrial cancers, says Shari Damast, MD, a radiation oncologist in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale Medicine.