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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
Quickly enough: The key is that there must be no delay in definitive treatment. Both grade -- how aggressive the pathologist says the tumor looks -- and stage -- how far it has already spread to the best of our knowledge -- are important. Grade 1's can smolder for months or years but it needs to be addressed now. Best wishes.
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.See 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.
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.
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 See 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.See 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.See 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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 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.See 3 more doctor answers
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!See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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