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A 25-year-old female asked:

do irregular (infrequent) periods put you at a greater risk of uterine cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
More estrogen .....: Without increased progesterone, raises risk of endometrial (uterine lining) cancer. If the cause of the irregular periods is due to increased estrogen (ex. Obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovaries (pcos)), then the risk of endometrial cancer increases. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. Also see this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/endometrial-cancer/ds00306/dsection=risk-factors.

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What risks or side effects should I expect of treatments for uterine cancer?

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Depends on Treatment: The side effects depend on the type of treatment, the medications used, the patient, diet, etc. It is best to discuss this with your treating doctor on what to expect and how to deal with it.
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How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

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Biopsy: Typically it is diagnosed by doing an endometrial biopsy after a women presents with post menopausal bleeding or a thickened uterine lining is seen on a pelvic ultrasound.
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What is the life expectancy of someone with uterine cancer?

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Depends on stage: For early stage excellent prognosis.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Is true that uterine cancer is hereditary?

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It can be: Some forms of uterine cancer may be hereditary, especially if there is a strong family history of other close relatives having certain cancers (colon cancer, uterine cancer, for example). Most cases are probably not hereditary, however.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get tiny cramps if I have uterine cancer?

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Yes: Yes it can be a symptom.

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