A 30-year-old member asked:
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My health care professional said she suspects that I could have uterine cancer. What kind of test will tell for sure?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Endometrial biopsy: A very small tube is inserted through the cervix until it reaces the uterine lining. A syringe attached to the end pulls back and the lining comes into the syringe. The cell are sent to the pathologist for examination for abnormal cells . The procedure is done in the office.
Answered on Jun 15, 2012

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