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Do you get pink or white discharge with endometrial cancer?

Do you get pink or white discharge with endometrial cancer?

Bleeding can occur: One of the signs of endometrial cancer is vaginal bleeding after menopause. Pink discharge could be a sign of bleeding. If a woman is having bleeding after menopause, it would be a good idea to visit her doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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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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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?

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

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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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When you have endometrial cancer how often do you experience bleeding?

When you have endometrial cancer how often do you experience bleeding?

Common symptom: Abnormal bleeding is the most common symptom associated with endometrial cancer. A biopsy in your gynecologists office can easily answer if there is something worrisome about the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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I'm trying to determine if I have symptoms of endometriosis, or endometrial cancer. There are some overlapping symptoms.

I'm trying to determine if I have symptoms of endometriosis, or endometrial cancer.  There are some overlapping symptoms.

No telling: If you have symptoms that suggest endometrial cancer to you, even a physician will probably not be able to make the call without imaging and perhaps a biopsy. Your life is too valuable for guesswork. Please get seen. ...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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What's the most common treatment for endometrial cancer?

What's the most common treatment for endometrial cancer?

Surgery: If it can be respected, then take it out. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapy may be needed. If there is >50% myometrial involvement, then radiation therapy is indicated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does endometrial cancer metastasis tend to show patterns?

Does endometrial cancer metastasis tend to show patterns?

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 more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometrial cancer?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometrial cancer?

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 more

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Can endometrial cancer be treated with megace (megestrol)?

Can endometrial cancer be treated with megace (megestrol)?

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 more

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Is endometrial hyperplasia the same thing as endometrial cancer?

Is endometrial hyperplasia the same thing as endometrial cancer?

No: They are different. Endometrial hyperplasia is the precursor lesion to endometrial (uterine) cancer. It is possible to slow or reverse this process with Progesterone therapy. But without therapy it can progress to cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between endometrial cancer & uterine cancer?

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 more

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Discharge (Definition)

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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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more