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Are there proven ways to help prevent endometrial cancer?

Are there proven ways to help prevent endometrial cancer?

Possibly: There are no proven ways to prevent endometrial cancer, but there may be ways to decrease risk. Estrogen-only pills and being overweight increase risk. There are also hereditary factors. Weight loss (if you are overweight) combination contraceptives, increased physical activity, low fat, high fiber diet may lower risk. See http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/endometrial/patient. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent chlamydia?

Are there proven ways to help prevent chlamydia?

Dont have sex: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Condoms help but don't 100% prevent transmission of std. Knowing your partner well, and remaining mutually monogamous (you & partner only sleep with each other) also help. The only proven way is not to have intercourse with anyone who might have chlamydia. Because chlamydia is usually silent, you cannot detect it on your own. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent hirschsprung disease?

Are there proven ways to help prevent hirschsprung disease?

Congenital condition: Congenital problem with lack of ganglion cells in portions of the large bowel. Sometimes inherited in some families. There is no way to prevent condition. Therapy is with surgery. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent bullying?

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Are there proven ways to help prevent bullying?

"carry a big stick": Find a friend of substantial size. Learn self-defense. Learn not to engage people you don't know well - even avoid eye contact or walk away if necessary. Report those who engage in this behavior immediately. Make a point of avoiding them and their whereabouts. Others might find that firm resolve, upright posture, and a steady hand - being firm and unafraid - can help. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to prevent breast cancer?

Are there any ways to prevent breast cancer?

Weight: Studies have shown that overweight individuals have a higher risk of developing multiple types of cancers including breast. Maintaining a healthy body weight is one way to help prevent cancers. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent bone loss?

Are there proven ways to help prevent bone loss?

Yes: Adequate calcium and vitamin d intake are important. Numerous studies have shown that estrogen replacement therapy will significantly decrease bone mineral loss. For women who can not or will not take estrogen there are a number of effective medications specifically intended to decrease bone mineral loss. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent getting cancer?

Are there any good ways to prevent getting cancer?

Diet and exercise: You cannot change your genetic predisposition to cancer but you can affect it by modifying your diet, exercise and environment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Estrogen & Weight: Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone. [14]) be careful with the old bcpills. Avoid obesity or overweight. Get screening with pelvic ultrasound to check the thickness of the endometrium if you have being exposed to Estrogens x many years. ...Read more

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What are some proven foods to prevent cancer?

What are some proven foods to prevent cancer?

Pop sub-science: Epidemiology, especially based on people's recollection and studies in which it's impossible to rule out confounding variables (i.e., folks who like a lot of vegetables are less likely to smoke), generates a huge amount of worthless correlations. Despite hypes, even the link with low-meat high-fiber diet and colon ca seems weak; others are even weaker. Diet's not the key to cancer prevention. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent low potassium?

Are there proven ways to help prevent low potassium?

Find cause: Ordinarily your kidney and colon regulate your potassium level remarkably well. If you're found to have low serum potassium, the cause needs to be found; we need to rule out early cushing's, a villous adenoma (reaganoma), conn's syndrome, early liver failure, medications, and (most folks don't know this) too much licorice. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent ovarian cancer?

Is there any way to prevent ovarian cancer?

There are no : Known environmental factors assocaited with ovarian cancer. Only genetic risk, and if brca 2 is found, bilateral oopherectomy is the suggestive treatment for prevention. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent skin cancer?

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What are some ways to prevent skin cancer?

Sun Safety: As most common skin cancers are due to sun exposure, proper sun protection measures can prevent skin cancer development: 1) hat, 2) cover up, 3) seek shade, 4) sunscreen of spf30 and above, reapply every 2 hours when in the sun, 4) routine monthly self skin checks for changing moles, 5) routine physician skin checks (yearly or every other yearly depending on the amount of prior sun exposure). ...Read more

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Are there any ways to prevent skin cancer in baby?

Are there any ways to prevent skin cancer in baby?

Lifelong sunblock: Keep your child free from excessive sun exposure. She should wear long sleeves, hats, and use spf liberally. If family history is strong, regular skin exams by your pcp and/or dermatologist is a good idea. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent schizophrenia?

Are there any good ways to prevent schizophrenia?

Cannot be prevented: There is no way to prevent schizophrenia. Available medications only help treat the symptoms. If you are experiencing any worrisome symptoms or have any concerns about this diagnosis, please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent bell's palsy?

Are there proven ways to help prevent bell's palsy?

No: There is no definite way to prevent bell's palsy as the exact cause is unknown. Although it may be caused by a virus, there is no vaccine or other known prevention. ...Read more

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Is there any diet that can help prevent colon cancer?

Is there any diet that can help prevent colon cancer?

No: No diet can prevent it but a low meat and high fiber diet is believed to help reduce your risk of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to prevent acne?

Are there natural ways to prevent acne?

No: Despite anecdotes and ads, no "holistic" remedy helps much. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some future genetic ways that can treat and possibly cure breast cancer?

What are some future genetic ways that can treat and possibly cure breast cancer?

Breast Cancer: More and more genetic tests for mutations are becoming available all if the time. There have been several promising discoveries but each time a tumor is switched off by one medicine it seems another avenue develops so tumors can continue to grow. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent endometrial cancer?

Possibly: There are no proven ways to prevent endometrial cancer, but there may be ways to decrease risk. Estrogen-only pills and being overweight increase risk. There are also hereditary factors. Weight loss (if you are overweight) combination contraceptives, increased physical activity, low fat, high fiber diet may lower risk. See http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/endometrial/patient. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Estrogen & Weight: Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone. [14]) be careful with the old bcpills. Avoid obesity or overweight. Get screening with pelvic ultrasound to check the thickness of the endometrium if you have being exposed to Estrogens x many years. ...Read more

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Since endometrial ablation can decrease or stop bleeding , what are other ways physicians can detect early uterine cancer?

Since endometrial ablation can decrease or stop bleeding , what are other ways physicians can  detect early uterine cancer?

You're right: It can be very hard to detect uterine cancer early when a woman has had an endometrial ablation. The typical bleeding allowing for early diagnosis of uterine cancer can be masked under scar tissue caused by the ablation. This is why ablation should not be done in women at high risk of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about endometrial cancer?

Can you tell me about endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is the most common gyn cancer in th us. It is usually caught early because of the typical warning sign of abnormal bleeding. It's usually detected by endometrial biopsy or d&c. Hysterectomy is the usual treatment in early stages and has a high success rate. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do for endometrial cancer at home?

Are there things I can do for endometrial cancer at home?

No: Endometrial cancer is best treated by knowledgeable health care professionals such as a ob-gyn or gyn oncologist depending on the stage of the cancer. ...Read more

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Should I follow a special diet if I have endometrial cancer?

Should I follow a special diet if I have endometrial cancer?

No: Unless you have side effects of chemo, no need to change diet has been recommended. ...Read more

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What symptoms might a women get if she had endometrial cancer?

What symptoms might a women get if she had endometrial cancer?

Abnormal discharge.: Abnormal vaginal discharge (90% of patients), abnormal vaginal bleeding (80% of patients), and leukorrhea (a thick, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge, 10% of patients) are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you experience this symptoms if you have endometrial cancer?

Can you experience this symptoms if you have endometrial cancer?

Abnormal bleeding...: The most common symptom of uterine cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. It may start as a watery, blood-streaked flow that gradually contains more blood. After menopause, any vaginal bleeding is abnormal. Common symptoms of uterine cancer: abnormal vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge pain or difficulty when emptying the bladder pain during sex pain in the pelvic area. ...Read more

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Can you prevent uterine cancer?

Can you prevent uterine cancer?

Not completely: You cannot completely prevent endometrial cancer. You can lower your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising 30 minutes per day, taking birth control pills for one year or more, and avoiding estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy after menopause. ...Read more

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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

No, the opposite!: An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception. Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Can an 18 year old get endometrial cancer?

Can an 18 year old get endometrial cancer?

No, except...: ...That anything is possible. However, for a long time the position of gynecologists has been that under the age of 30, the probability of endometrial cancer being the source of abnormal vaginal bleeding was so small as to not justify endometrial biopsy. However, any abnormal vaginal bleeding requires careful analysis and a satisfactory diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is standardly treated with surgery first. The surgery helps determine a patients stage. Based on their stage and features on their pathology report from their surgery they may be recommended to have further treatment with either chemotherapy and or radiation. ...Read more

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When endometrial cancer metastasizes, where does it go?

Link: Here's a link to more information, but the gist of it is that it mostly spreads to lymph nodes. Distant spread is to lungs, liver, bone, and brain. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/endometrial/healthprofessional/page1. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Bleeding: The most common presenting symptom of endometrial cancer is post-menopausal bleeding. It this happens you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a 17 year old developing endometrial cancer?

What is the probablity of a 17 year old developing endometrial cancer?

Very Low: The only time young patients, usually in their 20's get endometrial cancer, is due to a syndrome known as polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this disease, women are usually obese, have excess body hair, don't ovulate normally, bleed a lot and cannot get pregnant. If left untreated, it can lead to endometrial cancer. At 17yo, this is very rare and abnormal bleeding in this age group has other causes. ...Read more

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When you have endometrial cancer how often do you experience bleeding?

Common symptom: Abnormal bleeding is the most common symptom associated with endometrial cancer. A biopsy in your gynecologists office can easily answer if there is something worrisome about the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the "grade" refer to in endometrial cancer?

Can doctors tell me what does the "grade" refer to in endometrial cancer?

Microscopic look: Grade refers to how cells look under the microscope. If they look like the natural cells in the organ they started from except more crowded they are grade 1 or well differentiated. If they look like solid sheets of nasty cells with no appearance of normal tissue, then it is a grade 3 or poorly differentiated. A combination of the 2 is called grade 2. Usually, the higher the grade the worse it is. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer for someone going through menopause?

See below: The hallmark symptom will be postmenopausal bleeding or spotting. Now if you haven't stopped having menses but they are irregular, significant change in your bleeding pattern may be a sign but it is not definitive until a biopsy is performed. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler
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Endometrial Cancer (Definition)

The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to ...Read more


Dr. John Geisler
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of ...Read more