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Can adenomyosis turn into cancer?

Can adenomyosis turn into cancer?

Rarely: Adenomyosis is mis-placed endometrial lining glands into the wall of the uterus (into the muscle). It is uncommon for these misplaced glands to become malignant, but it does happen. More often, it is the surface glands that undergone malignant transformation, and then grow down and into the areas of adenomyosis. At your age, this would be exceptionally rare.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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On my mri it said probable adenomyosis, since it says "probable" I am concerned- is there a chance these spots on the muscular wall are cancer?

On my mri it said probable adenomyosis, since it says "probable" I am concerned- is there a chance these spots on the muscular wall are cancer?

Not likely: Adenomyosis is normal endometrium displaced into the muscle wall of the uterus. Can cause pelvic/uterine pain, sometimes requires hysterectomy to control pain.

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Can endometrial cancer look like adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Can endometrial cancer look like adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Possibly: Endometrial cancer in the early stages can appear as a widened endometrial strip on ultrasound. This can mimic adenomyosis. If there is bleeding, this should be evaluated by a gynecologist and perhaps with a d&c.

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I recently had a tvu, wihich showed a thickened uterine lining. The doctor suggested it may be adenomyosis. Could it be uterine/ovarine cancer?

I recently had a tvu, wihich showed a thickened uterine lining. The doctor suggested it may be adenomyosis. Could it be uterine/ovarine cancer?

Yes but unlikely: I suppose it is possible to have uterine cancer when the lining is thick. There are simple in office and in the operating room ways to get a sample of the tissue and make sure. But more likely the doctor thought the uterine muscle tissue was thickened which is a different part of the uterus which is usually adenoymosis.

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Hysteroscopy d&c 4 polyp 10/15 path normal on prometrium daily last few periods 20 days u/s adenomyosis lining 4 mm am protected from endo cancer?

Hysteroscopy d&c 4 polyp 10/15 path normal on prometrium daily last few periods 20 days u/s adenomyosis lining 4 mm am protected from endo cancer?

Likely: Endometrial polyps are usually benign, as was yours. Prometrium helps prevent hyperplasia, a precursor to endometrial cancer. Ultrasounds are not usually diagnostic for adenomyosis, only suggest. A Levonorgestrel IUD may be more effective for treating symptoms of adenomyosis while preventing endometrial cancer.

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I have adenomyosis with heavy bleeding w/clots that soak through my clothes. Pap smear had endometrial cells. Could this be a sign of cancer?

I have adenomyosis with heavy bleeding w/clots that soak through my clothes. Pap smear had endometrial cells. Could this be a sign of cancer?

Not cancer: Endometrial cells on pap is not a sign of cancer. Adenomyosis can explain heavy bleeding and cramping, but doesn't rule out cancer. Make certain your concerns and communication with your doctor is very good.

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Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

No: It realy depends on your plan to have children.if you no longer wishes to have children you should not take any risk with hormonal treatment, and choose surgical option. If you are planning to have more children, then you conservative, medical, hormonal treatment is the only option, in spite of your family history.discuss your options with your GYN.

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Is Adenomyosis hereditary?

Is Adenomyosis hereditary?

No: Adenomyosis is very common as women age and can cause an increase in cramping, painful periods, bleeding and pain with sex. Like fibroids, we do not know what causes Adenomyosis.

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Is adenomyosis always painful?

Is adenomyosis always painful?

Usually: Adenomyosis is essentially an invasion of the muscle layer of the uterus with lining cells of the uterine cavity. One is essentially having a period inside the muscle walls. Early on, there may be negligible pain but by and large it is painful with heavy menses, cramping and hemorrhage. It usually ends with a hysterectomy.

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What happens to cause adenomyosis?

What happens to cause adenomyosis?

Trauma: It's believed the trauma to the inside of the inside of the uterus and muscular wall like in cesarean sections may play a role. Otherwise, the mechanics and chemistry that tell the lining to stay superficial on top of the myometrium (uterine muscle) may malfunction.

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What are the symptoms of adenomyosis?

What are the symptoms of adenomyosis?

Pain, heavy periods: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful sex. The symptoms can often be controlled with birth control pills, a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or an endometrial ablation; but the condition remains. The only "cure" is to remove the uterus.

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Hi dr. How to treat adenomyosis?

Surgery: Adenomyosis refers to endometrial tissue growing in the muscle of the uterus. Hypertrophy uterine wall may suggest it on ultrasound. Otherwise the diagnosis if made by pathology once the uterus is removed. Lupron (leuprolide) therapy (medical menopause) may reduce or eliminate the ectopic tissue for awhile, but eventually it will come back with its associated symptoms. Tx options depend on your symptoms.

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Can you detect adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Can you detect adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Adenomyosis: Unfortunately, the sonographic features of adenomyosis are variable, and may be absent. Reported sensitivity of US ranges from about 30-60%. MRI much better, sensitivity approaches 90%

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Can one recover from adenomyosis and get pregnant?

Can one recover from adenomyosis and get pregnant?

There's always hope: And techniques to improve the chances of getting pregnant when you have fibroids including timing the intercourse close to ovulation, intrauterine insemination, myectomy, uterine artery embolization and in vitro fertilization/ ivf. Best of luck and may god bless you! Http://www. Ehow. Com/how_5246711_pregnant-uterine-fibroids. Html#page=1.

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Can adenomyosis and thick endometrium be cancerous?

Possibly: Adenomyosis is not a risk factor for cancer per se, but a chronically thickened endometrium can be a sign of cancer. A transvaginal ultrasound can measure how thick the endometrium is and if it is too thick, then a biopsy is recommended.

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What are possible treatment options for adenomyosis?

What are possible treatment options for adenomyosis?

OCPs, Novasure: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful sex. The symptoms can often be controlled with birth control pills, a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or an endometrial ablation; but the condition remains. The only "cure" is to remove the uterus.

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What are genetic factors of adenomyosis plzzz tell me?

What are genetic factors of adenomyosis plzzz tell me?

Rare, possible: 2 families noted in OMIM, showed possible genetic predisposition. Emge (1962) noted "7 mother-daughter pairs who had undergone surgery for adenomyosis over a 15-year period. Arnold et al. (1995) reported a family with "adenomyosis in 3 successive generations; 2 sisters, their mother, and their maternal grandmother." That's it.

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After I had a hysterectomy, I was told that I had adenomyosis. Is that different from endometriosis?

After I had a hysterectomy, I was told that I had adenomyosis. Is that different from endometriosis?

Yes it is different: Adenomyosis is when there are glands from the lining of the uterus up inside the wall of the uterus. Endometriosis is when these cells and glands from the lining of the uterus are growing outside the uterus. Adenomyosis is a common cause of heavy periods.

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Adenomyosis (Definition)

Adenomyosis is when glands and stroma from the uterine lining is found buried in the muscle wall of the uterus itself. The uterus at times is enlarged and it is boggy or soft in nature ...Read more