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August 6, 2009 – Vol. 3 • No. 12
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A Closer Look

The uterus is a hollow organ about the size and shape of a pear located between the bladder and the rectum. Its main function is to nourish the developing baby prior to birth. The lower and narrow part of the uterus is the cervix, while the upper broader portion is called the body. The majority of uterine cancers begin in the lining of the uterus, or endometrium, while the rest arise from the uterine muscle. When caught early, endometrial cancer is largely curable.