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Can endometrial cancer be treated with megace (megestrol)?

Can endometrial cancer be treated with megace (megestrol)?

Yes: Hormonal therapy (including megace (megestrol), (megestrol) tamoxifen) can be used in the treatment of certain endometrial cancers which have recurred or spread to other sites. Patients with tumors positive for the Progesterone receptor especially may respond to megace (megestrol). ...Read more

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How is endometrial cancer treated?

How is endometrial cancer treated?

Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is first treated with surgery. This surgery will give results that will help determine the final stage of your cancer. Based on this and other information from your pathology report radiation and or chemotherapy may be recommended following surgery. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after a hysterectomy. If at the time of hysterectomy there is no disease outside of the uterus, long term cure is possible. If there is disease outside of the uterus at the time of diagnosis, long term cure is rare. ...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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Is it possible to have endometrial cancer treated with megace (megestrol)?

Is it possible to have endometrial cancer treated with megace (megestrol)?

Endometrial cancer: Yes, occasionally women with endometrial cancer are treated by Progesterone such as megace (megestrol). This usually occurs because someone is too sick to operate on or someone is trying to preserve fertility. ...Read more

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Advanced stage 4 endometriosis. 2015 treated by Hysterectomy + tubes/ovaries. How is recurrence Diagnosed? Currently use estrodiol 1mg for menopause​.

Advanced stage 4 endometriosis. 2015 treated by Hysterectomy + tubes/ovaries. How is recurrence Diagnosed? Currently use estrodiol 1mg for menopause​.

Estrogen: Endometriosis needs estrogens to make symptoms. If after stopping the Estradiol 1mg - which is a low dose and should not cause endometriosis to grow to begin with - symptoms what is thought to be endometriosis persists, that diagnosis needs to be challenged - it's unlikely to be endometriosis. ...Read more

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Is it possbl to refuse chemo &RT in case of surgically treated endometrial cancer stage IIIc1 (20% lining ) only1 pelvic node involved.No para-aortic.

Is it possbl to refuse chemo &RT in case of surgically treated endometrial cancer stage IIIc1 (20% lining ) only1 pelvic node involved.No para-aortic.

Therapy : You need to have a detailed discussion with your oncologist and get your options made very clear to you. It is always possible to refuse a form of therapy but necessarily the best decision to make. You need to understand your options to make the best decisions. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cancer treatable?

Is ovarian cancer treatable?

It depends: It is treatable although the treatment and prognosis depends on the stage of the cancer. The smaller and more localized the cancer, the better the prognosis. ...Read more

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Chronic non specific cervicitis with squamous hyperplasia, squamous metaplasia + focal ciliated tubal endometrial metaplasia. Cause and treatment?

Chronic non specific cervicitis with squamous hyperplasia, squamous metaplasia + focal ciliated tubal endometrial metaplasia. Cause and treatment?

Consult you GYN MD: This may be a pap report or biopsy and you don't say which. You need to consult your treating GYN MD who performed the test for your answers. ...Read more

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Can taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?

Can taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?

Maybe: There is a slight increased risk of endometrial cancer of 1 in 500 chance reported. The benefits of tamoxifen in treatment of breast cancer is much higher than the risk of endometrial cancer. Ask your oncologist and ob-gyn how best to follow or watch for this potential risk. ...Read more

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Are fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Are fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Possibly: Fibroids are benign growths of uterine muscle and are not cancerous. Rarely, a fast growing fibroid may in fact be a sarcoma or a cancer. A uterine polyp (like a skin tag in the uterus) can be totally benign or may house hyperlastic cells. Endometrial hyperplasia with atypical cells is considered precancerous and should be treated. Bleeding after menopause should always be evaluated. ...Read more

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Endometrial adenocarcinoma for 78 aged women is radiotherapy enough?

Endometrial adenocarcinoma for 78 aged women is radiotherapy enough?

Depends - stage: Depends on histologic type & stage, but many 78 yr olds with early stage disease can be cured with surgery (hysterectomy) alone or surgery followed by radiotherapy (pelvic &/or vaginal). ...Read more

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Age 56 female.6 years postmenopausal . transvag.ultrasound shows endometrial thickening 8mm.biopsy? Dr wants one.is this cancer?

Age 56 female.6 years postmenopausal . transvag.ultrasound shows endometrial thickening 8mm.biopsy? Dr wants one.is this cancer?

Not necessarily: That is why you doctor wants to do the biopsy. It can be do to a multitude of reasons. It could be from hormones, it could be a polyp, it could be pre-cancer (hyperplasia), and of course it could be cancer. Do the biopsy. It is very important. ...Read more

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Endometrial hyperplasia can lead to cancer, really?

Endometrial hyperplasia can lead to cancer, really?

It's a indicator: Endometrial hyperplasia (overgrowth of the uterus lining) means that the uterus is being exposed to continuous estrogen, which is a risk factor for endometrial cancer. So it indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of cancer, and it can also allow an early cancer to hide more easily. Atypical hyperplasia means overgrowth of abnormal cells and an even higher risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Petrified last 4 yrs had 3 hysteroscopies w/ DNC biopsy ALL BENIGN 1 pap with endometrial cells 4 uterine polyps how likely missing cancer diagnosis?

Petrified last 4 yrs had 3 hysteroscopies w/ DNC  biopsy ALL BENIGN 1 pap with endometrial cells  4 uterine polyps how likely missing cancer diagnosis?

All biopsies negativ: That's great news to be celebrated! Do you have a family history of breast or uterine cancer? Are you BRCA positive? Have you had mammograms or colonoscopies done? Why are you petrified? Speak to your doc about your fears and address them. You seem to be partly doing that already. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cancer. Stop estrogen?

Diagnosed with cancer. Stop estrogen?

Type?: Depends entirely on the type. Some physicians discontinue estrogen supplements in the presence of present or past breast cancer. Some cancers caught and treated early are mere speedbumps. A more serious cancer should prompt a discussion with your physician similar to the one that preceded your decision to supplement in the first place. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have endometrial cancer treated with megace (megestrol)?

Endometrial cancer: Yes, occasionally women with endometrial cancer are treated by Progesterone such as megace (megestrol). This usually occurs because someone is too sick to operate on or someone is trying to preserve fertility. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer be treated with megace (megestrol)?

Yes: Hormonal therapy (including megace (megestrol), (megestrol) tamoxifen) can be used in the treatment of certain endometrial cancers which have recurred or spread to other sites. Patients with tumors positive for the Progesterone receptor especially may respond to megace (megestrol). ...Read more

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How is endometrial cancer treated?

Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is first treated with surgery. This surgery will give results that will help determine the final stage of your cancer. Based on this and other information from your pathology report radiation and or chemotherapy may be recommended following surgery. ...Read more

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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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Is it possbl to refuse chemo &RT in case of surgically treated endometrial cancer stage IIIc1 (20% lining ) only1 pelvic node involved.No para-aortic.

Therapy : You need to have a detailed discussion with your oncologist and get your options made very clear to you. It is always possible to refuse a form of therapy but necessarily the best decision to make. You need to understand your options to make the best decisions. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after a hysterectomy. If at the time of hysterectomy there is no disease outside of the uterus, long term cure is possible. If there is disease outside of the uterus at the time of diagnosis, long term cure is rare. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is endometrial cancer?

Endometrial Cancer: It is a cancer of the lining of the womb. It is more common the older you get and presents with bleeding after menopause. There are risk factors for this problem but most come down to any condition that has unopposed estrogen to the lining of the womb. There are hereditary factors also. Hope this helps! ...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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Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Yes: Even common endometrial adenocarcinoma, for which risk-factors (genetic and environmental) are well-known, can pop up in most any grown woman at any time. Much is simply dumb luck -- which genes just happened to get hit. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be 19 and have endometrial cancer?

Is it possible to be 19 and have endometrial cancer?

Extremely rare : Endometrial cancer is most commonly found in post menopausal women. Check with your OB at your next evaluation. Is there a family history? Are your periods regular? When was your last Pap smear? Best of health to you! ...Read more

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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

No, the opposite!: An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception. Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Estrogen-progesteron: It's the relationship between estrogen levels and Progesterone levels that are important. Too much estrogen not balanced properly by Progesterone can increase risk of endometrial cancer. This can be either too much estrogen or not enough progesterone. ...Read more

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What's the most common treatment for endometrial cancer?

What's the most common treatment for endometrial cancer?

Surgery: If it can be respected, then take it out. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapy may be needed. If there is >50% myometrial involvement, then radiation therapy is indicated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does endometrial cancer metastasis tend to show patterns?

Does endometrial cancer metastasis tend to show patterns?

Yes: Endometrial cancer does tend to metastasize in specific patterns. Distant metastases include lung, liver, lymph nodes, brain and vagina. For more information see the following link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/endometrial/healthprofessional/page1. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometrial cancer?

Certain doctors do: Typically patients with endometrial cancer will be seen by a gynecological oncologist or a medical oncologist. Surgery should always be done by a gyn oncologist. If there is a need for chemotherapy that can be done by either the gyn onc or med onc depending on where the patient is being treated. If radiation is needed a radiation oncologist would do e treatment. ...Read more

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Do you get pink or white discharge with endometrial cancer?

Do you get pink or white discharge with endometrial cancer?

Bleeding can occur: One of the signs of endometrial cancer is vaginal bleeding after menopause. Pink discharge could be a sign of bleeding. If a woman is having bleeding after menopause, it would be a good idea to visit her doctor. ...Read more

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Is endometrial hyperplasia the same thing as endometrial cancer?

Is endometrial hyperplasia the same thing as endometrial cancer?

No: They are different. Endometrial hyperplasia is the precursor lesion to endometrial (uterine) cancer. It is possible to slow or reverse this process with Progesterone therapy. But without therapy it can progress to cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. John Geisler
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Endometrial Cancer (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. John Geisler
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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 ...Read more