The Uterus

The uterus, or womb, is part of a woman’s reproductive system. The uterus is the hollow, muscular, pear-shaped organ where a fetus develops and grows during pregnancy. The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. It is made up of tissue with many glands. The lower part of the uterus is called the cervix.

The uterus, or womb, is part of a woman’s reproductive system. The uterus is the hollow, muscular, pear-shaped organ where a fetus develops and grows during pregnancy. The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. It is made up of tissue with many glands. The lower part of the uterus is called the cervix. The cervix leads into the vagina.

A third type of cancer called carcinosarcoma sometimes develops in the uterus. It has features of both carcinomas and sarcomas. Rare types of uterine cancer can also develop, including gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). Find out more about gestational trophoblastic disease.

This diagram with labels depicts and explains the details of The Uterus.

The Uterus