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A 46-year-old female asked:

My mother ,71 years old, colon cancer last year,took xeloda (capecitabine) for six months. went for yearly pap and found endometrium 8mm with abnormal outline. ?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
EMBX: A 71 y/o postmenopausal woman with 8 mm endometrial thickness may want to have endometrial tissue sampling, an endometrial biopsy (embx) done.
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Endometrial biopsy..: In a postmenopausal woman with vaginal bleeding, the risk of cancer is approximately 7.3% if her endometrium is thick (> 5 mm) and
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Any vaginal bleeding: What was the Pap result? Why was it done at age 71? What prompted evaluation of the endometrium? Need more information to give appropriate advice
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
Cancer linkages: The EM finding suggests she need for a biopsy. There are many things that could account for the finding, but with a history of cancer (and hence increased risk for cancer of the EM and some other sites) this needs to be evaluated. Colon cancers have several pathways to development that can cause cancers in other sites like the endometrium.

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