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is adenomyosis cancerous

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Rarely: Adenomyosis is mis-placed endometrial lining glands into the wall of the uterus (into the muscle). It is uncommon for these misplaced glands to become ... Read More
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Dr. Marilda Chung
36 years experience Pathology
Adenomyosis: No, adenomyosis does not "turn into" cancer. Endometrial cancer is an entirely different process. If you have endometrial cancer, it can grow downwa ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possibly: Adenomyosis is not a risk factor for cancer per se, but a chronically thickened endometrium can be a sign of cancer. A transvaginal ultrasound can me ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Adenomyosis is normal endometrium displaced into the muscle wall of the uterus. Can cause pelvic/uterine pain, sometimes requires hysterectomy to con ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes but unlikely: I suppose it is possible to have uterine cancer when the lining is thick. There are simple in office and in the operating room ways to get a sample of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not cancer: Endometrial cells on pap is not a sign of cancer. Adenomyosis can explain heavy bleeding and cramping, but doesn't rule out cancer. Make certain your ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very specific case: We can not really provide very specific guidance in unique cases such as this. A discussion with your obgyn is warranted discussing the various option ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possibly: Endometrial cancer in the early stages can appear as a widened endometrial strip on ultrasound. This can mimic adenomyosis. If there is bleeding, th ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
D&C; adenomyosis: A "D&C" does not remove all of the lining (endometrium) of the uterus, but the reasons for doing a D&C include having a thickened lining of th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very small risk: What you are describing is a common perimenopausal pattern, and adenomyosis is not a risk factor for cancer. Periods every 2 to 3 weeks or less, prolo ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obgyn follow up: This is a very specific question unique to your situation. You will need to speak with an Obgyn who can go through all of your history and studies. Ad ... Read More
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