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Dr. Jonathan Tay
29 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Uterine lining: A cancer that starts in the endometrium, which is the inner longing of the uterus.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
It can: most if female organs cancer could be inherited breast,ovaries,uterine,cervical
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is first treated with surgery. This surgery will give results that will help determine the final stage of your cancer. Based on t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Estrogen +more: Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer. Risk factors for developing endometrial cancer all include over-exposure to estrogen. This c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
no: A pap smear is rather limited to assessing the cells of the external cervix for signs of transformation toward cancer.The other problems mentioned are ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Sand
Dr. John Sand answered
44 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Benign change: This not a cancer or pre-cancer but a benign, that is inconsequential finding.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Endometrial cancer is usually a slower growing tumor, but once detected, it should be treated promptly for best outcome.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
23 years experience in General Surgery
Bleeding: 50% patients have abnormal bleeding or spotting, some patients present with pelvic pain. If you suspect it then you need to see your gynecologist for ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Generally no.: Endometrial cells can be 'normal' in a pap test depending upon the age of the patient and the time of the menstrual cycle in which the test was perfor ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There is no link between an endometrial ablation and breast cancer.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Irregular bleeding: Vaginal bleeding after menopause prolonged periods or bleeding between periods an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina pelvic p ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possible: In a sense all cancer is "genetic" in that it occurs do to changes in dna that cause cancer formation. However, if your questions is about familial/i ... Read More
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A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience in Pathology
No: Chrmotherapy is used for cancers that have spread beyond the wall of the intestine and into the nodes. For tumors that are confined to the wall of the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Please clarify: Pap smears and biopsies often show both squamous metaplastic endocervical cels and endometrial cells. Beyond a heads-up that hpv may be present, squam ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Moesinger
28 years experience in General Surgery
Sometimes: There is a familial disorder known as lynch syndrome which increases both the risk of colon cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer. About 5% of all ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Possibly: Fibroids are benign growths of uterine muscle and are not cancerous. Rarely, a fast growing fibroid may in fact be a sarcoma or a cancer. A uterine po ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
BIOPSY: The standard is a endometrial biopsy.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in Radiology
Assuming the polyp: Was removed and "simple cystic hyperplasia" is the final diagnosis in the pathology report, then yes, it is benign. The pathology report needs to be ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgery: The first line treatment for endometrial cancer is hysterectomy. In young women who want to preserve fertility, Progesterone therapy can be effective ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not for early CA: Unfortunately , non to detect very early stages ca 125 , ca 19.9 , CEA will be elevated at later stages, used to monitor the disease. Ca 72.4 cyf ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Essentially yes.: This is basically the term for uterine cancer as endometrial cancer comprises most of the cancers in the uterus. There can be myometrial cancer, or c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colleen Feltmate
25 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Common symptom: Abnormal bleeding is the most common symptom associated with endometrial cancer. A biopsy in your gynecologists office can easily answer if there is ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Related to spread: Metastatic refers to a cancer that has spread from the original site that it originated from to a more distant site in the body. For example, if a wo ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Clarify: Please clarify the question. Thanks.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Rarely.: Some hereditary mutations may increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer. Nevertheless, the majority of all breast and colon cancers are not h ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap smear: Have your pap smear done starting at age 21 and is the best thing you can do to prevent it.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert True
40 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Endometrial cancer is an estrogen sensitive cancer and grows faster when estrogen is present within the body. When one is overweight, the extra fat ce ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: All malignancies need proper treatment.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: In some people there is a link. Genetic mutations can be passed through families that iincrease risk for both breast and colon cancer. These syndrom ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No: The standard surgery for endometrial cancer will remove both ovaries and your uterus and therefore you will not be able to have children after your su ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: There are no proven ways to prevent endometrial cancer, but there may be ways to decrease risk. Estrogen-only pills and being overweight increase risk ... Read More
A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Enjoy your golden and twilight years. God bless you!
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A member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: But not likely. Most patients with endometrial cancer have risk factors that have to do with estrogen exposure (like early menarche, late menopause). ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
? Post Menopausal?: Since the frquency and incidence of endometrial cancer increases with age, that would also correspond with menopausal status...The low incidence of ta ... Read More

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