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Does The Pill Protect You From Ovarian And Uterine Cancer
Will the doc do other testing for ovarian and uterine cancer other than pap smear if I have symptoms?
Yes: Pap tests are only a screening test for cervical cancer. Unfortunately, there are no screening tests for uterine or ovarian cancer, although research is continuing. However, if you are experiencing symptoms, gynecologists should first perform a pelvic exam. A pelvic ultrasound or endometrial biopsy can also be helpful depending on your symptoms. Discuss options with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possible: A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus. It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Unless you have abnormal bleeding or an abnormal endometrium on a pelvic ultrasound, the risk is low. You have no higher risk because of premature ovarian failure and actually it is probably lower than average. It is also low in women under the age of 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My maternal grandmother had ovarian or uterine cancer, and died when she was in her mid 40's but from a blood clot. What are my risks?
Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen? Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy. Kept ovaries. Afraid of breast/ovarian cancer.
No: Your BMI is normal. What stage/grade was your uterine cancer? Is there a family history of breast/ovarian cancer? Your surgeon may be able to provide you with information regarding these risks, may be able to order cancer genetics screening tests if indicated, or may be able to refer you to a cancer genetics counselor should you choose to do so. Best Wishes ...Read more
Estrogen & Weight: Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone. ) be careful with the old bcpills. Avoid obesity or overweight. Get screening with pelvic ultrasound to check the thickness of the endometrium if you have being exposed to Estrogens x many years. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Use .5 mg estrace & 100 mg prometrium for 20 yrs. in post menopause. Does it offer protection in preventing uterine cancer?
Various way: Depending on the type of uterine cancer: it can go to another site (metastasis), which can affect the organs that it goes to. If you have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), along with lymph nodes in selected cases, you usually have a good outcome, depending on the tumor type and stage (where it has spread). Obviously, you cannot have any more children after this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not completely: You cannot completely prevent endometrial cancer. You can lower your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising 30 minutes per day, taking birth control pills for one year or more, and avoiding estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy after menopause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can.: The most definitive study that looked at uterine cancer rates associated with tamoxifen found that women had twice the risk of developing uterine cancer, at a rate of 1 per 500 women per year. This rate is far lower than the rate of breast cancer prevention; thus, the benefits far outweigh the risks. A better alternative after menopause is aromatase inhibitors, which do not increase this risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal bleeding.: Symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer may include: vaginal bleeding after menopause, bleeding between periods, blood-tinged discharge from the vagina, pain during sex, and pelvic pain. Unexplained weight loss is another possibly sign. Most uterine cancers happen in postmenopausal women. Obesity is another risk factor. If you are concerned see a doctor or other provider or visit a clinic. ...Read more
No, a risk factor: Unopposed estrogen is a risk factor for uterine cancer but it does not always cause it. Unopposed estrogen means it is given without any Progesterone another female hormone. Somewhere between 4-8 out of every 1000 women receiving unopposed estrogen per year will get uterine cancer. Being obese probably makes the risk closer to 8/1000, whereas in thin women the risk is about 4/1000. ...Read more
Estrogen/Uterine CA: Absolutely not. "high" estrogen levels are only one factor in the risk profile for uterine cancer, which also includes obesity, family history, and oral contraceptive history. Even if you possess one or more risk factors, that does not mean that a tumor is certain. Close monitoring and counselling by your gyn is the best course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends,,,: It depends on how early it's detected and what type it is. If there's pain, etc. And a woman goes to the doctor and it's caught early then it's likely cured, but if there isn't pain or bleeding or the symptoms are ignored and the woman sees the doctor later then it's less likely to be cured and can be advanced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is standardly treated with surgery first. The surgery helps determine a patients stage. Based on their stage and features on their pathology report from their surgery they may be recommended to have further treatment with either chemotherapy and or radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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