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Doctor insights on: Can A 18 Year Old Get Endometrial Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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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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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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Can someone get endometrial cancer randomly?

Can someone get endometrial cancer randomly?

Yes: It is not clear what you mean by randomly? But endometrial cancer may arise without specific warning signs. ...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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How fast does endometrial cancer typically grow (in terms of years)?

How fast does endometrial cancer typically grow (in terms of years)?

Varies: Endometrial cancer is usually a slower growing tumor, but once detected, it should be treated promptly for best outcome. ...Read more

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In an older woman, where does endometrial cancer typically spread in the body?

In an older woman, where does endometrial cancer typically spread in the body?

Lymph nodes: Endometrial cancer typically spreads first by invading the muscle wall of the uterus, and then spreading through the lymph system to the nearby lymph nodes in the pelvis. Spread outside the uterus is relatively rare in most forms of endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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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