Some types of endometrial cancer spread quickly while other types of endometrial cancer spread more slowly.
If left untreated, endometrial cancer can spread to the bladder or rectum, or it can spread to the vagina, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and more distant organs.
Fortunately, endometrial cancer grows slowly and, with regular checkups, is usually found before spreading very far.
The most common type of endometrial cancer (type 1) grows slowly.
It most often is found only inside the uterus. Type 2 is less common.
It grows more rapidly and tends to spread to other parts of the body.
Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the uterus.
The uterus is the hollow, pear-shaped pelvic organ where fetal development occurs.
Endometrial cancer begins in the layer of cells that form the lining (endometrium) of the uterus.
Endometrial cancer is sometimes called uterine cancer.
Although cervical cancer (cervical carcinoma) and uterine cancer (endometrial carcinoma) develop only a few centimeters apart, they are two completely different types of cancer with different courses, symptoms and treatments.
The most common type of endometrial cancer (type 1) grows slowly. It most often is found only inside the uterus.
Type 2 is less common. It grows more rapidly and tends to spread to other parts of the body.
Endometrial cancer is highly curable when found early.
Uterine carcinosarcoma is a very rare type of uterine cancer, with characteristics of both endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma.
It is also known as a malignant mixed mesodermal tumor.
The length of time that you can live with endometrial cancer depends on the severity of the endometrial cancer and how far it has spread before diagnoses.
Also if you get treatment the endometrial cancer may be cured if caught and treated soon enough.
If that is the case and it's cured then you can live a normal long life.
But if the endometrial cancer has been left untreated or has spread too far then you may only live for 2 years to 5 years after the diagnoses of the endometrial cancer.
The longer you wait to get treatment for the endometrial cancer the less chance you have to cure it and the less time you have to live.
But if you can get it treated then you may live longer than 5 years after treatment.