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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Concerned about this: I am concerned about your question. Endometrial cancer is cancer of the inside lining of the uterus, and bleeding can be a symptom. If you are past menopause, any vaginal bleeding should be evaluated. I don't think there is a "typical" case here. Bleeding after intercourse is also worrisome. If you are having any bleeding that is worrying you, get it evaluated by your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please answer my question how often does a person bleed if they have endometrical cancer in menopause?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not clear: The term subendometrial cyst is not a typical medical term we use. It sounds like this was something from an ultrasound report. Without more information we can not comment. I would contact the doctor who describes the cyst in this way and ask for more clarification. Endometrial cancer in a 23 year old is highly unlikely. ...Read more
What to do if I'm bleeding for nearly. 15 days and a scan shows 15 mm thick endometrial is this cancer?
What do you suggest if i'm bleeding for nearly. 15 days and a scan shows 15 mm thick endometrial is this cancer?
May need biopsy: In a perimenopausal women with 15 consecutive days of bleeding and a thickened endometrial stripe, a possible cause could be endometrial hyperplasia (pre-cancer). The way to know for certain would be to have an endometrial biopsy. This would rule in / rule out hyperplasia and cancer. Please disucss your concerns with your doctor or provider and ask any questions that you have. Wishing you well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read below: Endometrial cancer presents as spotting/bleeding in between periods, heavy periods, and postmenopausal bleeding. Risk factors include: obesity, early age of menstruation, late age of menopause, never having carried a pregnancy (nulliparous women), ovarian disease that leads to an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, tamoxifen use, and genetic predisposition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Typically, endometrial cancer develops through a series of precancer stages. And, typically these early stages are signaled by abnormal bleeding. If you are over the age of 35, see your doctor, and have a biopsy of the lining of the uterus...This is the best way of of finding precancer before it turns into cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally no.: Endometrial cells can be 'normal' in a pap test depending upon the age of the patient and the time of the menstrual cycle in which the test was performed. If a pap is collected in a premenopausal woman within 10 days of the onset of bleeding / menses, then the endometrial cells are most likely part of uterine shedding. In postmenopausal women, a finding of endometrial cells needs explanation. ...Read more
Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is the most common gyn cancer in th us. It is usually caught early because of the typical warning sign of abnormal bleeding. It's usually detected by endometrial biopsy or d&c. Hysterectomy is the usual treatment in early stages and has a high success rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers