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Will the doc do other testing for ovarian and uterine cancer other than pap smear if I have symptoms?

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 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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Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

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 more

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What is the likelihood of uterine cancer in a 36 year old woman with premature ovarian failure?

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 more

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Are there any quick tests to screen for cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer?

Pap test: The best way to screen for cervical cancer is to get a pap test, which is recommended every 3 years between the ages of 21 and 65. There are ways to screen for ovarian and uterus cancer, but they have not been shown to actually work to reduce deaths from these diseases. A good resource for research-proven prevention strategies is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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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?

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?

More info: need a bit more information to determine cancer risk as ovarian and uterine cancer are different. As for blood clot risk, same applies, your grandmother had a predisposition to clots just from the cancer itself, so not sure if her clot was from a genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Estrogen & Weight: Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone. [14]) 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 more

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Use .5 mg estrace & 100 mg prometrium for 20 yrs. in post menopause. Does it offer protection in preventing uterine cancer?

Not exactly: Progesterone use offset the effect of Estrogen in preventing endometrial hyperplasia. If someone is taking Estrogen and has a uterus then they also need to take Progesterone. Combined hormone therapy is not prescribed for the primary prevention of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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How does uterine cancer affect your body?

How does uterine cancer affect your body?

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 more

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I have possible uterine cancer please help what do I do?

Depends on staging: If you've been diagnosed, the next question is to determine the stage. That would involve tests. The stage would determine the treatment. If you have "possible " uc, i don't know what that means -- have you had biopsy? Other tests? An abnormal pap smear? ...Read more

Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus, 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