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I have 17 mm thick endometrial is this cancer

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Maybe: If it is uniform, I am betting on a premalignant hyperplasia, but you want to have it sampled and sent to a pathologist. These can be tricky; see if ... Read More
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: Depending on when in your menstrual cycle the pelvic ultrasound was done, a 17 mm endometrium may or may not imply a serious issue, but it does warran... Read More
Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Thick uterine lining: So you have had as us and the lining is thick.In order to determine if this is just a normal growth or cancer a sample of the lining will need to be t... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unlikely without Sx: Nl endometrial cells are found on a routine Pap in a small % of women. The following paper reports incidence of 1.4% and of those, 2.5% had abnormal... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 30 years experience
Very Low: The only time young patients, usually in their 20's get endometrial cancer, is due to a syndrome known as polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this disease... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
Uterine lining: A cancer that starts in the endometrium, which is the inner longing of the uterus.
A 38-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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
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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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: Typically, endometrial cancer develops through a series of precancer stages. And, typically these early stages are signaled by abnormal bleeding. If y... Read More
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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is the most common gyn cancer in th us. It is usually caught early because of the typical warning sign of abnormal bleeding. It's u... Read More
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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
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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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
1 in 38: A woman in the US has a 1 in 38 chance of getting uterine cancer during her lifetime.

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