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Is endometrical cancer the same cancer as ulterine cancer?

Is endometrical cancer the same cancer as ulterine cancer?

Essentially yes.: This is basically the term for uterine cancer as endometrial cancer comprises most of the cancers in the uterus. There can be myometrial cancer, or cancer of the muscular layer of the uterus, and also leiomyoma/fibroid tumor, another benign tumor in the muscle layer of the uterus that has malignant variants, but these would be specified in diagnosis. But, overall, this is usually what it means. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Is endometrical cancer the same as ulterine cancer?

Is endometrical cancer the same as ulterine cancer?

Close: Endometrial ca is specific it originates from endometrium , uterine means is from uterus which has other tissues also as components including endometrium then it will be same. ...Read more

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How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer and how does it last?

How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer and how does it last?

Endometrial cancer: There is no specific pattern. Any woman over 40 with irregular bleeding needs to be worked up with an endometrial biopsy. Any bleeding in a postmenopausal woman needs to be worked up with an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer if you are in menopause?

How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer if you are in menopause?

May not bleed: Endometrial cancer cancer in early curable stages may not have any symptoms may not bleed , that is the reason to have regular gyn exams with smple pap smear, and aiming for cure, by the time bleeding appear it may be advanced stage. ...Read more

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Could endometrical cancer be detected by urine test?

Could endometrical cancer be detected by urine test?

No: Unfortunately, endometrial cancer still requires a biopsy to be certain of the diagnosis. Learn more about this here: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please answer my question how often does a person bleed if they have endometrical cancer in menopause?

Please answer my question how often does a person bleed if they have endometrical cancer in menopause?

Depends: Post-menopausal bleeding is never normal. It is always concerning for endometrial cancer, even if the bleeding is occasional vaginal spotting. Any patient with post menopausal vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more

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.I have 17 mm thick endometrial. Is this cancer?

.I have 17 mm thick endometrial. Is this cancer?

Depends: Depending on when in your menstrual cycle the pelvic ultrasound was done, a 17 mm endometrium may or may not imply a serious issue, but it does warrant further investigation such as repeat ultrasound ( if one was done right before the period) or possible endometrial biopsy, if original ultrasound was done right after the cycle. Talk to your gynecologist. ...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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