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Is an enlarged uterus a sure sign of uterine cancer?

Is an enlarged uterus a sure sign of uterine cancer?

No: An enlarged uterus is not a "sure" sign of uterine cancer. The uterus can be enlarged for other reasons including fibroids. It is important to be evaluated by your doctor so that he/she can do a compete evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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On an HSG test can you see abnormalities in the uterus ? For example , endometriosis? Or signs of uterine cancer?

On an HSG test can you see abnormalities in the uterus ?  For example , endometriosis?  Or signs of uterine cancer?

Some: You can see polyps or fibroids that are inside the uterine cavity. You can also see an abnormally shaped uterus. But you cannot see endometriosis or cancer. You might see damaged tubes and endometriosis is a common cause for that. ...Read more

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My mom has uterine cancer and is having her uterus taken out. What should she expect?

My mom has uterine cancer and is having her uterus taken out. What should she expect?

Depends: It depends on how far along her cancer is. If very early in development, simply removing the uterus may be all she needs. If further along, the surgery may become more "radical" and require removal of other organs such as ovaries, tubes, lymph nodes. Depending upon how she has the surgery done, her recovery could last from 4 weeks to an indefinite time. ...Read more

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If I had uterine cancer before and have a cyst on my ovary should I be scared. I don't have a uterus anymore ?

If I had uterine cancer before and have a cyst on my ovary should I be scared. I don't have a uterus anymore
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What kind of cyst?: I'm really glad you had a hysterectomy for your uterine cancer and trust that you'll have a good outcome. Most women have a cyst or two in the ovaries and if the radiologist isn't worried, I wouldn't be either. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

A cornucopia: You have 5 major reasons for seeing a GYN MD now. This is the "horn of plenty" of symptoms that need immediate evaluation. Surgery may be in your immediate future after biopsy and evaluation. ...Read more

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Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer? .

Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer?

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It : It would be extremely rare to have uterine cancer. Other possibilities such as hormonal imbalance is a far more common possibility. Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths in the uterus that cause bleeding. Checking in with your gynecologist or family practitioner for a complete evaluation is the best decision. ...Read more

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Uterine lining is 9 mm and some fluid. Are these strong signs of uterine cancer?

Uterine lining is 9 mm and some fluid. Are these strong signs of uterine cancer?

Not necessarily: Uterine thickening of 9 mm is not bad enough to suspect cancer. Your doctor will guide you further but Cancer is unlikely to be the cause of your Ultrasound reported findings. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of uterine cancer and vaginal cancer?

Irregular bleeding: Uterine cancer may be asymptotic. Symptoms include, 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, enlarged lymph lymphnodes. In the case of vaginal cancer a mass or ulcer in the vagina. Anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of uterine cancer? What are the causes, warning signs, and effects of uterine cancer? Who usually suffers from it?

What are the warning signs of uterine cancer? What are the causes, warning signs, and effects of uterine cancer?  Who usually suffers from it?

Vaginal Bleeding: Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge difficulty or pain when urinating pain during sexual intercourse pain in the pelvic area are some of the more common symptoms. Risk factors: older women obesity family history of uterine/colon cancer learn more on : http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

TransVaginalUltraso: You mean Transvaginal Ultrasoundthat uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs.This will detect abnormalities in uterus,fallopian tubes,ovaries and vagina.Transvaginal means through the vagina.It can see images of uterus and detect Endometrial Cancer ...Read more

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How common is it for a woman my age to have uterine cancer?

Uncommon : But certain risk factors can increase your risk: obesity, anovulation, hypertension, diabetes, infertility. See a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more

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What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

Depends: Probably little if any increased risk if your mom didn't have uterine or colon cancer. If she had uterine ca diagnosed <45 yrs of age there's increased risk. Roughly 2% of newly diagnosed uterine ca patients have mutation for lynch syndrome which is inherited condition with a high risk for colon ca. The symptom to be aware of is post-menopausal bleeding. This should always be checked by your md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it is like with uterine cancer, could i not have pain before?

Can you tell me what it is like with uterine cancer, could i not have pain before?

Painless bleeding: By the time that pain develops in uterine cancer, it is usually far advanced. Don't let the fact that you feel well prevent you from seeking help. ...Read more

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What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

Spread to other area: Stage 4 means that the cancer has spread to the bladder and/or bowel (4a) or it has spread to other parts of the body beyond the pelvis (4b). ...Read more

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Can estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

No, a risk factor: Unopposed estrogen is a risk factor for uterine cancer but it does not always cause it. Unopposed estrogen means it is given without any Progesterone another female hormone. Somewhere between 4-8 out of every 1000 women receiving unopposed estrogen per year will get uterine cancer. Being obese probably makes the risk closer to 8/1000, whereas in thin women the risk is about 4/1000. ...Read more

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Will estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

Estrogen/Uterine CA: Absolutely not. "high" estrogen levels are only one factor in the risk profile for uterine cancer, which also includes obesity, family history, and oral contraceptive history. Even if you possess one or more risk factors, that does not mean that a tumor is certain. Close monitoring and counselling by your gyn is the best course of action. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more