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is endometrial hyperplasia the same thing as endometrial cancer

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Endometrial hyperplasia refers to a condition of excessive proliferation of cells of the endometium. Endometrial cancer refers to endometrial cells t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Pre-cursor: If you have endometrial hyperplasia this does not mean you have cancer, there are other causes. However, it is generally accepted that ehp is a pre-cs ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
A pre-cancerous : State. Endometrial hyeperplasia is a risk factor for endometrial cancer and should be addressed. Cancer does not give many warnings and we should he ... 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Histology: Examination of this tissue under a microscope can make this diagnosis. Endometrial hyperplasia that is complex with atypia (i.e.Not typical) cell is a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A lot of supposition: Without confirming endometrial hyperplasia by biopsy, it is suppositional as to whether it could go on to cancer or not. The endometrium decidualizes ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for follow-up: Endometrial hyperplasia is often a precursor to neoplastic lesions and needs careful follow-up. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Thick lining: For more details, i will refer this to our specialists in gynecology.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
12 years experience Pathology
Depends on patient: A woman will have a higher risk of endometrial hyperplasia if they have prolonged exposure to unopposed estrogen. Women with higher risk include those ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Cancer or not: Neoplasia of the uterine lining is an early cancer. Hyperplasia refers to exuberant growth, which can be a cancer precursor.
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