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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Could endometrial cancer cause Fever that lasts for a week or more?

Could endometrial cancer cause Fever that lasts for a week or 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

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Do we know what causes endometrial cancer?

Do we know what causes endometrial cancer?

Many factors: The risk of endometrial cancer is increased by obesity, diabetes, and persistently high estrogen levels, such as may occur with a condition like polycystic ovaries. Genetics also plays a role, especially with lynch syndrome which increases colon, endometrial, and ovarian cancers. Use of oral contraceptives or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can decrease the risk of endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Estrogen-progesteron: It's the relationship between estrogen levels and Progesterone levels that are important. Too much estrogen not balanced properly by Progesterone can increase risk of endometrial cancer. This can be either too much estrogen or not enough progesterone. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer cause pelvic pain and back pain?

Can endometrial cancer cause pelvic pain and back pain?

Yes, in some women: Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common sign of endometrial cancer. Any persistent pelvic or back pain should be thoroughly investigated, and a visit to a gynecologist may be indicated. There are many potential causes for pain in the pelvis and/or back. ...Read more

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Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Yes: Even common endometrial adenocarcinoma, for which risk-factors (genetic and environmental) are well-known, can pop up in most any grown woman at any time. Much is simply dumb luck -- which genes just happened to get hit. ...Read more

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How could biopsy for endometrial cancer be benign and then ten months later show cancwr? First one was wrong maybe?

You had 2 biopsies?: Cancer can develop very fast in the uterus. I'm not at all surprised that this happened. If you want your biopsies reviewed and signed by a few more pathologists, you're within your rights. Your physician can have it arranged. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after a hysterectomy. If at the time of hysterectomy there is no disease outside of the uterus, long term cure is possible. If there is disease outside of the uterus at the time of diagnosis, long term cure is rare. ...Read more

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Dr. John Geisler
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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


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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus ...Read more