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A 33-year-old male asked:

If 6mm uterus polyp is cancerous for my 56 yrs old mom and uterus is normal and ovaries as well then is removal of uterus the cure & ends cancer 100%?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devin Namaky
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
No: Unfortunately, therapy for endometrial cancer is never 100% guaranteed. The risk depends on the exact pathology but luckily many of these patients (stage 1a) will not require further treatment or have a recurrence.
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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It is not possible to tell from your description. Consult with the md. If there is a cancer, a stage is given by the doctor. The lower the stage, in general, the greater the possibility of a cure. Stay positive and discuss with your mom and her md.
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
The chance of malignancy in a uterine polyp is approximately I in 200. Dr Toppin is correct but do not think of this like a polyp in the colon, one step at a time.
May 12, 2013
Last updated May 18, 2014


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