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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?

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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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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Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen? Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy. Kept ovaries. Afraid of breast/ovarian cancer.

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

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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?

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

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Can you prevent uterine cancer?

Can you prevent uterine cancer?

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 more

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Does tamoxifen cause uterine cancer?

Does tamoxifen cause uterine cancer?

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 more

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What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

Spread to other area: Stage 4 means that the cancer has spread to the bladder and/or bowel (4a) or it has spread to other parts of the body beyond the pelvis (4b). ...Read more

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Can you have babies after uterine cancer?

Uterine cancer: Treatment for uterine cancer mainly hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy. After this surgery you can't have babies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are uterine cancer symptoms?

Can you tell me what are uterine cancer symptoms?

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

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Can estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

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

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Will estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

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 more

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Is uterine cancer 100% curable for the women of ae 47?

Is uterine cancer 100% curable for the women of ae 47?

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 more

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How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

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 more

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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