The number of women dying from cancer of the womb – known as uterine cancer – has increased by nearly 18% in the past decade, according to the charity Cancer Research UK.
Data showed that more cases are now being diagnosed. While women are living longer after a diagnosis, the total number of deaths has also increased.
It has been argued that rising levels of obesity were behind the rise.
Cancer Research UK said the finding was “hugely troubling”.
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