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Does Having An Aunt With Uterine Cancer Make Me More Likely To Have One Too
The uterus is the female organ in which conception and carrying of the fetus takes place. The cervix is the opening of the uterus. Cancers of the cervix are usually of squamous cell variety. The uterus usually develops cancer in the cells which develop the lining (which is shed every month). This type of cancer is ...Read more
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
Screening for uterine cancer? Are there any tests that can find uterine cancer early, before symptoms show up? My aunt died from uterine cancer that wasn’t diagnosed until stage 4. ’m afraid i’ll get it, too and i want to find it as early as possible.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heavy and long bleeding for 1 year. No pain or mid-cycle bleeding. Reg cycles. Had us today, 5 days into cycle. Endo lining about 8-9cm. Is that abnormal? Could it be uterine cancer?
Probably not, but...: Bleeding patterns can change over a woman's life time. Significant changes may mean there is a cause that can be treated like poly, fibroids, or changes in the growth of the uterine lining. Us exams and enodmetrial tissue biopsies can help determine what is the cause and how to treat it. You should see your provider to discuss further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does staging mean in terms of the seriousness of uterine cancer? My mother has been diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. Does this mean that her cancer is not serious, or has not spread?
Hello. : Hello. Stage i uterine cancer means that the tumor has grown in to the endometrium and possibly into the myometrium of the uterus. Regarding what type of treatment will be recommended will depend on the stage and input from members of the treatment team. Possible treatments of uterine cancer includes: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatment. It means it has not spread outside the confines of the uterus. I consider all cancer to be serious but her doctor may be able to provide a better gauge for that. ...Read more
Bleeding, pain, etc: Common uterine cancer symptoms are first and foremost abnormal bleeding and pain. Once more advanced it can start to cause rectal and bladder pain, irritation, or bleeding. It can also be detected on gynecologic exam with palpating and when suspected by endometrial sampling which is an outpatient simple procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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