Awareness Color: Peach
A Peach Ribbon brings awareness to Uterine Cancer.
Fewer than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging always required
Medium-term: resolves within months
Most uterine cancer begins in the layer of cells that form the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. Risk factors include being overweight and starting periods at an early age.
Symptoms include vaginal bleeding after menopause and bleeding between periods.
Surgery to remove the uterus is the main treatment for most women with uterine cancer. Advanced cases may need chemotherapy or radiation.
Awareness Month/Day(s): September