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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

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