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If uterine cancer spreads
Cancer cells can spread from the uterus to other parts of the body. This spread is called metastasis.
Understanding how a type of cancer usually grows and spreads helps your healthcare team plan your treatment and future care. If uterine cancer spreads, it can spread to the following:
- middle layer of the wall of the uterus (called the myometrium)
- outer layer of the uterus (called the perimetrium)
- tissues around the uterus
- fallopian tubes
- lymph nodes in the pelvis
- lymph nodes around the aorta (called para-arotic lymph nodes)
- lymph nodes above the collarbone
- abdominal cavity
- peritoneal cavity
- omentumomentumA fold in the peritoneum (the membrane that lines the walls of the abdomen and pelvis) that covers and supports organs and blood vessels in the abdomen.
Because of smoke inhalation and exposure to toxic chemicals, I live with the fear of cancer virtually every day.
A home away from home
For cancer patients who must travel a great distance to get to treatment, Canadian Cancer Society lodges offer a welcoming place to stay.