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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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2 CM thick endometrial lining 17 day of cycle with bulky uterus. Regular periods never unusual bleeding. Followup us at 9/10 cycle.Cancer?

2 CM thick endometrial lining 17 day of cycle with bulky uterus. Regular periods never unusual bleeding. Followup us at 9/10 cycle.Cancer?

Less likely: With regular periods your endometrial stripe would not likely indicate cancer, but 20 mm is unusually thick - esp. With regular periods. It most likely mean nothing, it could possibly represent endometrial hyperplasia. Your doctor can and should discuss this with you, he./she may recommend an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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If had endometrial biopsy w/ office hysteroscopy for thick lining path came back normal been on progesterone for 7 months could be cancer now?

If had endometrial biopsy w/ office hysteroscopy for thick lining path came back normal been on progesterone for 7 months could be cancer now?

Unlikely: Alot depends on your biopsy diagnosis. If it wasjust a thickened lining, and no evidence of hyperplasia, and you were treated with Progesterone for 7 months, a maligancy would be very unlikely. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a 17 year old developing endometrial cancer?

What is the probablity of a 17 year old developing endometrial cancer?

Very Low: The only time young patients, usually in their 20's get endometrial cancer, is due to a syndrome known as polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this disease, women are usually obese, have excess body hair, don't ovulate normally, bleed a lot and cannot get pregnant. If left untreated, it can lead to endometrial cancer. At 17yo, this is very rare and abnormal bleeding in this age group has other causes. ...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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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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