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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.