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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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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?

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 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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Is a sub endometrial cyst possibly cancer? What does it mean to have this kind of cyst?

Is a sub endometrial cyst possibly cancer?  What does it mean to have this kind of cyst?

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

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What to do if I'm bleeding for nearly. 15 days and a scan shows 15 mm thick endometrial is this cancer?

What to do if I'm bleeding for nearly. 15 days and a scan shows 15 mm thick endometrial is this cancer?

Need more info: You need to discuss the findings with your doctor. However, endometrial cancer is rare in 33 year olds. It is generally a disease if elderly women. Cervix cancer is more common in younger women. Ask your doctor about the next step in your evaluation of bleeding. ...Read more

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What do you suggest 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

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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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What are the risk factors for endometrial cancer?

What are the risk factors for endometrial cancer?

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 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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Can endometrial cancer be found early?

Can endometrial cancer be found early?

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 more

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Endometrial cells on pap means cancer?

Endometrial cells on pap means cancer?

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

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Can you tell me about endometrial cancer?

Can you tell me about endometrial cancer?

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 more

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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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