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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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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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How serious is endometrial cancer in women?

Serious: Any cancer is a serious issue. The outcome depends on the stage and type of cancer. It is not feasible to provide a more informed answer without knowing the details of the type of tumor, stage of tumor and the general health of the patient. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is endometrial cancer?

What sort of disorder is endometrial cancer?

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! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

Irregular bleeding: Vaginal bleeding after menopause prolonged periods or bleeding between periods an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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Can someone get endometrial cancer randomly?

Can someone get endometrial cancer randomly?

Yes: It is not clear what you mean by randomly? But endometrial cancer may arise without specific warning signs. ...Read more

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Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

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. ...Read more