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Recent estimates from the American Cancer Society show that each year in the United States, over 45,000 women will be diagnosed with some form cancer of the uterus, the most common of which is cancer of the endometrium (the lining of the inside of the uterus). Over 8,000 of these women will die from the disease. It is the third most common gynecologic cancer behind cervical and ovarian cancers.
Endometrial cancers are usually carcinomas that originate from the endometrial cells that line the inside of the uterus, the function of which is...