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Do You Get Pink Or White Discharge With 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
My sister was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I'm having heavy, irregular periods and watery, bloody discharge. Should I be concerned about 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 arent 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 trying to determine if I have symptoms of endometriosis, or endometrial cancer. There are some overlapping symptoms.
CANCER NUTRITION: Neither affects the clinical course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Endometrial cancer does tend to metastasize in specific patterns. Distant metastases include lung, liver, lymph nodes, brain and vagina. For more information see the following link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/endometrial/healthprofessional/page1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certain doctors do: Typically patients with endometrial cancer will be seen by a gynecological oncologist or a medical oncologist. Surgery should always be done by a gyn oncologist. If there is a need for chemotherapy that can be done by either the gyn onc or med onc depending on where the patient is being treated. If radiation is needed a radiation oncologist would do e treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Almost synonymous: Uterine cancers are endometrial origin , they are endometrial cancers , some times broader term , uterine cancer is used to include cancers like ca of tubes, sarcomas ( which is mesothelial origin not ectodermal cancer ) , other uterine structures . Physicians use cell specific term , so use the term endometrial cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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