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Doctor insights on: Endometrial Cancer

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Dr. John Geisler
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Endometrial Cancer (Overview)

The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to surrounding tissues. Best wishes!


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Do we know what causes endometrial cancer?

Do we know what causes endometrial cancer?

Many factors: The risk of endometrial cancer is increased by obesity, diabetes, and persistently high estrogen levels, such as may occur with a condition like polycystic ovaries. Genetics also plays a role, especially with lynch syndrome which increases colon, endometrial, and ovarian cancers. Use of oral contraceptives or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can decrease the risk of endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. John Geisler
234 doctors shared insights

Endometrial Cancer (Overview)

The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to surrounding tissues. Best wishes!


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How fast does endometrial cancer typically grow (in terms of years)?

How fast does endometrial cancer typically grow (in terms of years)?

Varies: Endometrial cancer is usually a slower growing tumor, but once detected, it should be treated promptly for best outcome. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Woman (Tip)

Being a Healthy Woman

Do get yearly mammograms after age 40. A family history of breast cancer may require earlier start. ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Help, what symptom to look for if diagnosed with endometrial cancer?

Help, what symptom to look for if diagnosed with endometrial cancer?

Bleeding: 50% patients have abnormal bleeding or spotting, some patients present with pelvic pain. If you suspect it then you need to see your gynecologist for a full exam. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

Irregular bleeding: Vaginal bleeding after menopause prolonged periods or bleeding between periods an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Woman (Tip)

Being a Healthy Woman

Gardasil vaccine (when given to sexually naive women) decreases risk of cervical cancer by 95%. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How fast can I make my endometrial cancer go away, if the tests turn out to be cancer?

How fast can I make my endometrial cancer go away, if the tests turn out to be cancer?

Surgery: The first line treatment for endometrial cancer is hysterectomy. In young women who want to preserve fertility, Progesterone therapy can be effective but may take 12 to 16 months or longer - and requires repeat endometrial sampling every 3 to 6 months to test for response to the treatment. ...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