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Doctor insights on: Cancer Of The Womb Lining

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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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What is cancer of the uterus--the muscle or lining?

What is cancer of the uterus--the muscle or lining?

Mostly the lining: Vast majority of the cancers of uterus arise from the lining of the uterus, be that cervix or the body of the uterus. Benign tumors of the muscle, leiomyomas/fibroids, are common, but cancer of the muscle, leiomyosarcoma is uncommon. ...Read more

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What cause a problem having thick uterus lining other than cancer with spoting after menopouse ?

What cause a problem having thick uterus lining other than cancer with spoting after menopouse ?

Endometrial: Overgrowth (hyperplasia) is a common cause of postmenopausal uterine endometrial thickening. It is benign but in some cases can lead to uterine cancer. Endometrial biopsy is at times needed to discriminate this from endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about cancer at this point? My Dr. say the uterus lining is too thick. Is this true?

Should I be worried about cancer at this point? My Dr. say the uterus lining is too thick. Is this true?

Endometrial growth: Your Doctor is concerned about the length of the endometrium if it is excessive. Endometrial hyperplasia can lead to endometrial cancer especially if you are overweight ,skipping periods, and manufacturing extra estrogen. ...Read more

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Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Overgrowth or polyp: Women often experience an overgrowth of the lining of their uterus, the endometrium, called hyperplasia. The hyperplasia may be only simple, requiring only hormonal treatment, or complex, with atypia, which is more worrisome since it can be precancerous, best treated with hysterectomy. If the uterine lining's thickness was noted on an ultrasound, it may also be due to a polyp, usually benign. ...Read more

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Can hormone pills really get rid of dead cells in the lining of your uterus? I am 70 and it is not pre cancer or cancer as I have been tested. Thanks

Can hormone pills really get rid of dead cells in the lining of your uterus? I am 70 and it is not pre cancer or cancer as I have been tested.  Thanks

Yes: Hormone pills can cause the lining of your uterus to be shed. This happens normally in reproductive age women as menses. Regarding your symptom of very little spotting that was likely caused by the uterine polyp found and removed during the uterus "biopsy". ...Read more

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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the womb?

Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the womb?

Small risk: Tamoxifen is asociated with a small (less than 5%) risk of uterine cancers, women on tamoxifen require regular gynecologic checkups every 6-12 months and high-risk women may need ultrasound screeenings too. ...Read more

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Could a baby in the womb have cancer?

Could a baby in the womb have cancer?

Yes: The commonest cancer in newborns is neuroblastoma. It's a grim presentation, and what is strangest is that it sometimes self-cures. ...Read more

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If the lining of my womb is thick, does it mean af due or im pregnant?

If the lining of my womb is thick, does it mean af due or im pregnant?

Lining of uterus: When the lining of your uterus is thick it means that either you are in the last phase of your menstrual cycle or also it can be due to pregnancy. However, medical conditions of the uterus can also resemble a thick endometrium, like endometrial hyperplasia (pre -malginancy) endometrial polyps, or uterine fibroids. ...Read more

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I have been told I have a thickened womb lining 22mm on day 25 of cycle can you get pregnant if your lining is this thick?

I have been told I have a thickened womb lining 22mm on day 25 of cycle can you get pregnant if your lining is this thick?

Difficult to get pre: It depends on the cause of the thickened endometrial lining also called endometrial hyperplasia, there is diffuculty in getting pregnant and if you get pregnant, you may have difficulty carrying baby to term. Prescription hormones and fertility btreatment can increase your chance of conceiving discuss the options with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have been told I have fluid in the lining of the womb and I have something like endometriosis but it's outside the womb Im through menopause ?

I have been told I have fluid in the lining of the womb and I have something like endometriosis but it's outside the womb Im through menopause ?

Concerning: Fluid in the uterine cavity is normal in younger women but after menopause it is concerning for cancer. You need to see a gynecologist for evaluation and you may need an endometrial biopsy. The tissue outside the uterus is also something that needs further evaluation, Please see a gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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How long after a womb lining biopsy do u get results especially if positive?

How long after a womb lining biopsy do u get results especially if positive?

1-2 weeks: It depends but you should expect the results to be available to your doctor in a week to two weeks. ...Read more

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I have had an op and thick womb lining at top right side what meds would I be given to thin it back down and im ttc ?

I have had an op and thick womb lining at top right side what meds would I be given to thin it back down and im ttc ?

No medicine : If you are ovulating, you shed the lining completely with your period. If there is an area that is not shedding, it is likely a polyp. Medication will not treat a polyp. Polyps are physically removed during a D&C or resection. ...Read more

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I would like to know how long does it take to treat first grade of pre womb cancer and will i be able to have children coz i don't haveany ?

3-6 months: 3-6 months is generally needed to know if treatment has worked. This is very specialized treatment that should be done in conjunction with a fertility specialist and sometimes in cooperation with a gyn cancer specialist so you have a good understanding of what is going on, how you monitor things, and how long you should wait before trying to become pregnant. ...Read more

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How thick should womb lining be in early pregnancy 4-6 weeks ?

How thick should womb lining be in early pregnancy 4-6 weeks ?

Unknown: No one really knows exactly how thick the lining should be during pregnancy. It's not something that's commonly measured. The only thing that matters early on is the existence of a fetal pole and heartbeat. ...Read more

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I had the lining of my womb removed three months ago, now when i poo there's always blood?

I had the lining of my womb removed three months ago, now when i poo there's always blood?

RECTAL BLEEDING: Check for causes of bleeding like hemorrhoids, colitis, chrons, melena, tears, upper and lower GI bleedings, etc. ...Read more

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When does womb lining stop growing can a pregnancy happen if womb lining is 15.7 in Secretory phase cd19 ?

When does womb lining stop growing can a pregnancy happen if womb lining is 15.7 in Secretory phase cd19 ?

More complex: The ability of the uterus to allow an embryo to implant is far more complex than just knowing the thickness. The endometrium usually continues to thicken until ovulation at which time changes in the hormones thin it out a little and make it more receptive. While a thin lining ( ...Read more

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I recently had a polyp removed from my womb. This came back normal, however would the polyp biopsy detect womb cancer? Thanks

I recently had a polyp removed from my womb. This came back normal, however would the polyp biopsy detect womb cancer? Thanks

Probably not: If you had a simple removal of a benign endometrial or endocervical polyp, the probability of detecting "womb cancer " is really quite remote . If you do not have any risk factors for "womb cancer" like a family history, a personal history of hormonal disorders, of unopposed estrogens, PCOS, infertility...among others, there is very little cause for concern. particularly at age 28. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more