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|Malignant tumor of the uterus|
The term uterine cancer may refer to any of several different types of cancer which occur in the uterus, namely:
- Uterine sarcomas: sarcomas of the myometrium, or muscular layer of the uterus, are most commonly leiomyosarcomas. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify Diseases The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision ( ICD -10) is a coding of diseases and signs symptoms abnormal findings Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled The uterus (from the Latin word for womb) is the major Female reproductive organ of most Mammals including Humans One end the A uterine sarcoma is a malignant tumor that arises from the Smooth muscle or Connective tissue of the Uterus. A sarcoma (from the Greek 'sarx' meaning "flesh" is a Cancer of the connective or supportive tissue ( Bone, Cartilage, Fat The myometrium is the middle layer of the uterine wall consisting of smooth muscle cells and supporting stromal and vascular tissue Leiomyosarcoma is a type of Sarcoma which is a Neoplasm of Smooth muscle.
- Endometrial carcinomas originate from cells in the glands of the endometrium (uterine lining). Endometrial cancer refers to several types of malignancy which arise from the Endometrium, or lining of the Uterus. The endometrium is the inner membrane of the Mammalian Uterus. These include the common and readily treatable well-differentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma, as well as the more aggressive uterine papillary serous carcinoma and uterine clear-cell carcinoma.
- Endometrial stromal sarcomas originate from the connective tissues of the endometrium, and are far less common than endometrial carcinomas. Connective tissue is one of the four types of tissue in traditional classifications (the others being epithelial, Muscle, and Nervous tissue) The endometrium is the inner membrane of the Mammalian Uterus.
- Malignant mixed Müllerian tumors are rare endometrial tumors which show both glandular (carcinomatous) and stromal (sarcomatous) differentiation — their true cell of origin is unknown. A carcinoma is any Malignant Cancer that arises from epithelial cells. A sarcoma (from the Greek 'sarx' meaning "flesh" is a Cancer of the connective or supportive tissue ( Bone, Cartilage, Fat
- Cervical cancer arises from the transitional zone of the cervix, the lower portion of the uterus which lies at the upper aspect of the vagina. Cervical cancer is Malignant Cancer of the Cervix uteri or cervical area The cervix (from Latin "neck" is the lower narrow portion of the Uterus where it joins with the top end of the Vagina. The vagina (from Latin, literally " Sheath " or " Scabbard " is a fibromuscular tubular tract leading from the Uterus
- Gestational trophoblastic disease relates to neoplastic processess originating from tissue of a pregnancy that often is located in the uterus. Gestational trophoblastic disease is any type of abnormal proliferation of Trophoblasts during Pregnancy.
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