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Can A 18 Year Old Get Endometrial Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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
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
What is the life expectancy for a 93 year old woman with stage 4 IB endometrial cancer? She has had a hysterectomy but is seeking no other treatment.
I had endometrial cancer 13 years ago I am now 64 years old and my doctor said my TSH level was slightly high at 4 55 he now wants to put me on the m?
Was on birth control for 5 years now stopped is my changes of getting endometrial cancer still decreased for years to come?
Yes: Birth-control pills reduce your lifetime risk of of ovarian and uterine cancer. The longer you're on them, the greater the risk reduction. Women who don't menstruate regularly (who have long gaps between their periods) also have a higher risk of uterine cancer. Birth-control pills are especially important for them. Maintaining a healthy weight and normal blood sugars are also important. ...Read more
I am 250 pounds (obese) and have PCOS (12 years) I have abnormal uterine bleeding. I'm scared I have endometrial cancer. What are my chances? I'm 26 y
Yu need regular Doct:
With problems like you are having, you will need a regular doctor either a medical (PCP) or a gynecologist who can check you and monitor you at regular intervals. It is quite easy to detect Endometrial (uterine) Cancer with an Ultrasound of the Uterus.
What you should also be doing is to cut down on your energy intake (Food) so that you can lose weight which will greatly help to keep you healthy. ...Read more
I had bleeding today for the first time since I had my hysterectomy two years ago for endometrial cancer. No oncologist. Call a gynecologist?
Not from recurrence:
Depending on the extent of endometrial invasion of the wall of the uterus, at 2 years if there is no evidence of recurrence in pelvis or distal spread on CAT, the vaginal bleeding probably unrelated.
On pelvic if a lesion of vagina seen, then bx should be performed. This is rare following a good hysterectomy for endometrial disease, but can occur from squamous Ca of vagina or other lesion. ...Read more
Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?
I get my period every 2 wks due to PCOS. Does this not put me at the same risk of endometrial cancer that's common with having few or no periods?
Yes: If you have PCOS, you are not ovulating and not producing progesterone. Whether you have frequent or infrequent bleeding, you are at an increased risk for endometrial cancer if this goes on for several years. It's important that you have periods that result from Progesterone exposure. If you aren't making it yourself, the easiest way to get it is by cycling w OCPs. It will also help w hair growth. ...Read more
I'm 26 yrs old. Have PCOS since 13 and I'm obese. I have uterine bleeding and spotting since January every 2 weeks. Is it 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
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
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
Estrogen & Weight:
Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone. ) 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
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
My sister just diagnosis with grade 3 endometrial cancer with clear cells why are clear cells so aggressive?
I'm trying to determine if I have symptoms of endometriosis, or endometrial cancer. There are some overlapping symptoms.
My mther passed away 3 weeks ago from advance endometrial cancer, we still shocked and I wonder if she had it from long or not?
Yes she did: Most cancers take many years to develop, grow locally for sometime, and then spread inside the body before they prove fatal. It takes many months to years for the whole process from the begining to the end. ...Read more
Can stage 1a endometrial cancer (removed) spread to mediastinal, bilateral hilar and virchow's node w/o infiltrating another organ?
Yes but: It could possibly spread to local lymph node but the chances are very low. The lymph nodes that are in thoracic cavity are even less likely to contain metastatic tumor from a stage 1a endometrial cancer, especially if it's a garden variety low grade lesion. In fact, long term survival is very good, like 95%. The other 5% may represent very high grade tumors. ...Read more
Yes: Hormonal therapy (including megace (megestrol), (megestrol) tamoxifen) can be used in the treatment of certain endometrial cancers which have recurred or spread to other sites. Patients with tumors positive for the Progesterone receptor especially may respond to megace (megestrol). ...Read more
It depends: Any Fever that persists beyond one week raises questions about something serious going on. If your Temp is over 100F for more than one week, you should go see your doctor for a complete physical examination to find the cause. Endometrial cancer rarely causes fever unless it has spread out into liver which would be uncommon, but it depends on details of your medical history. ...Read more
Age, estrogen: Cancer, in general, is more common in older people. Also, a strong risk factor for endometrial cancer is prolonged exposure to estrogen because of early menstruation, late menopause, childlessness, and use of estrogen therapy without progesterone. Obesity is a risk factor too because fat tissue is a source of estrogen. ...Read more
Endometrial biopsy: Or d&c.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not diagnostic: The only way to diagnose either of these cancers is by biopsy. Ultrasound findings and symptoms may lead to increased suspicion and further diagnostic testing. Ultrasound in the hands of a skilled practitioner can be an important screening tool. ...Read more
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