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How Fast Does Endometrial Cancer Spread
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
Lymph nodes: Endometrial cancer typically spreads first by invading the muscle wall of the uterus, and then spreading through the lymph system to the nearby lymph nodes in the pelvis. Spread outside the uterus is relatively rare in most forms of endometrial cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can stage 1a endometrial cancer (removed) spread to mediastinal, bilateral hilar and virchow's node w/o infiltrating another organ?
Yes but: It could possibly spread to local lymph node but the chances are very low. The lymph nodes that are in thoracic cavity are even less likely to contain metastatic tumor from a stage 1a endometrial cancer, especially if it's a garden variety low grade lesion. In fact, long term survival is very good, like 95%. The other 5% may represent very high grade tumors. ...Read more
My grandmother is 64 has endometrial cancer that has now spread to lymph nodes what is her life expectancy?
Depends on Rx: It depends on the treatment program that she is given. Endometrial cancer is easily survivable if caught before it leaves the uterus as progesterone or surgery can reverse early Stage I. Your grandmother is beyond that point and her Oncologists will be offering her various treatment options which of course affect survival rates. ...Read more
I have endometrial cancer, also in my cervix. If it spread to my cervix can I assume it's spread somewhere else? I'm 39.
Don't assume: Don't assume , instead i recommend you to ask your doctor regarding your stage and treatment plan. It can spread directly, through lymphatic organ, and via blood. If the cancer spreads to cervix but it does not spread beyond the uterus -it means- at least it is a stage ii. See this re- detail staging ...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
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
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