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Does having an aunt with uterine cancer make me more likely to have one too?

Does having an aunt with uterine cancer make me more likely to have one too?

Possibly: There is an inheritence pattern for several cancer types, including ovarian cancer. However, knowing the specific type (endometrioid, serous, brenner, mucinous, etc), would make a definitive comment more meaningful. ...Read more

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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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I have had uterine cancer and my aunt sent me a letter from mayo that we have a variant of lynch cancer syndrome.What does this mean for my children?

I have had uterine cancer and my aunt sent me a letter from mayo that we have a variant of lynch cancer syndrome.What does this mean for my children?

Genetic testing: You may want to do the genetic testing and see if you carry the genetic abnormality. If you do have it as well- there is a risk for other cancer as well like breast cancer and colon cancer. Your genetician will be able to tell you more specifically about the type of genetic abnormality and how high is your risk. You and children then should be aware and do the appropriate cancer screening test. ...Read more

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How likely is it that i'll survive from uterine cancer?

Good: Most uterine cancers are found in early stages and are curable with surgery. There are more aggressive forms and later stages that are more dangerous. The important issues are the stage and the pathology. ...Read more

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If I have had uterine cancer, am I more likely to have colon cancer?

If I have had uterine cancer, am I more likely to have colon cancer?

Not necessarily: You may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer if your uterine cancer was caused by a certain genetic mutation. This mutation causes a condition called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc). Patients with this have about an 80% chance of getting colorectal cancer and about a 50% chance of uterine cancer over their lifetime. ...Read more

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I've had uterine cancer when I was younger, am I more likely to get colon polyps?

I've had uterine cancer when I was younger, am I more likely to get colon polyps?

Maybe: A recent study showed that only 4% of women with uterine ca had a colon polyp at the time of their hysterectomy. Colon ca is even less related to cevical cancer. But several families (lynch syndrome) have hereditary colon polyps, uterine cancer, and breast cancer. See a doc if you have this type of family history. And you still need a colonoscopy at age 50, as we are all at risk as we get older. ...Read more

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What causes uterine cancer?

What causes uterine cancer?

Cause of cancer: is something very much debated about by experts. Focus on overall health and a good relationship w/your doctor so that you can be monitored and treated early if needed. It is generally agreed that cancer cells love sugar and dislike oxygen so lifestyles to keep that in my can be helpful for overall health. Peace and good health. Genes are a factor but not the whole picture. ...Read more

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Can you die from uterine cancer?

Can you die from uterine cancer?

It's possible: As with any cancer your risk of dying from it is related to many things including the stage of the cancer. Typically the higher the stage the higher the chances of dying from cancer. Stage is made up of 3 things: the local extent of the disease (t), whether there are regional lymph nodes involved (n), and whether there is any distant involvement of disease (m). ...Read more

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How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

Biopsy: Typically it is diagnosed by doing an endometrial biopsy after a women presents with post menopausal bleeding or a thickened uterine lining is seen on a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of uterine cancer?

Abnormal bleeding: Postmenopausal bleeding is the most common symptom. But other symptoms like abdominal pain or back pain can also be present, especially when the cancer is more advanced. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Marcus
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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


Uterus (Definition)

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