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Is it common to check for uterine cancer after a miscarriage?

Is it common to check for uterine cancer after a miscarriage?

Yes and no: Uterine cancers are not very common in women of childbearing age. But good doctors will rule out everything including cancer during care for a miscarriage. There is a rare cancer of miscarriage (molar & choriocarcinoma) which your pathologist will rule out in the miscarriage tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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

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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Is uterine cancer common in 18 year olds?

Is uterine cancer common in 18 year olds?

Extremely rare: Uterine cancer in an 18 y/o is extremely rare, but that does not mean, it can't happen. There is also always a possibility that the cancer in the uterus is not the "primary" site, but that a metastasis from a cancer that is more common in younger females has made it into the uterus, causing symptoms, and making it appear as if the cancer came from the uterus. ...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?

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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Can having an abortion earlier in life cause uterine cancer?

No: There are many factors which can increase the risk of uterine cancer, such as family history, obesity, certain types of hormone therapy and other medications. Having an abortion in the past should not increase your risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Bleeding: The most common presenting symptom of endometrial cancer is post-menopausal bleeding. It this happens you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Mum has uterine cancer at age 50 how serious and can I get it?

Mum has uterine cancer at age 50 how serious and can I get it?

Usually very curable: Most uterine cancers are very curable with a hysterectomy plus or minus a course of radiation therapy depending upon the stage of the cancer. You cannot catch it from her. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

What does it mean to have a stage 4 uterine cancer that is not operable?

Stage 4 Uterine CA: Stage IV uterine cancer involves the bladder, bowel or distant locations in the body. Stage iva cancer has invaded the bladder and/or bowel and ivb disease has spread to distant locations in the body. "inoperable" means that it is not amenable to definitive surgical removal, but debulking surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and /or hormonal treatments have been used for treatment. ...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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Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

NO, it does not: You may be confusing Arimidex (anastrozole) with Tamoxifen(which can cause uterine cancer although it is a rare complication. Arimidex (anastrozole) has no such problem. ...Read more

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Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Yes: Since the uterus is still present, cancer can develop in it.
Additionally, even with ovaries removed, there are sometimes ovarian cells present that may lead to ovarian or "primary peritoneal" cancer from similar cells lining the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Could uterine cancer cause ascites?

Could uterine cancer cause ascites?

Yes.: Some cases of advanced uterine cancer can cause ascites (fluid accumulation within the abdomen). ...Read more

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Could uterine cancer lead to ascites?

Possibly: If the uterine cancer has spread outside of the uterus to involve the abdominal cavity, ascites is a possibility. ...Read more

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Does uterine cancer increase the risk for colon cancer?

Does uterine cancer increase the risk for colon cancer?

Sometimes: There is a familial disorder known as lynch syndrome which increases both the risk of colon cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer. About 5% of all colon cancers are caused by lynch syndrome. If a family has multiple cases of both colon and endometrial cancer or colon cancer under the age of 40, lynch syndrome should be considered. ...Read more

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Is uterine cancer can be diagnosed with ultrasound test?

Is uterine cancer can be diagnosed with ultrasound test?

Sometimes.: An ultrasound can sometimes detect cancer in the uterus (or a tumor or mass). But, typically a biopsy (usually and dilation and curettage, a d;c) is needed to get tissue for a diagnosis of cancer. ...Read more

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Can uterine cancer always come from the humane papilloma virus?

Not related to HPV: Uterine cancer is cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrium) or of the connective tissue (muscle). It is not related to hpv or human papilloma virus. Hpv is the main cause behind cervical cancer which is the dense fibrous tissue at the bottom or outlet of the uterus and is present in the vagina. This is screened for cancer by the pap test. ...Read more

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What is the relation of endometrial hyperplasia to uterine cancer?

Endometrial Hyperpla: Endometrial hyperplasia is typically seen in older, peri- or post-menopausal women, and consists of a thickening of the endometrial lining due to excess estrogen effect. Ordinary hyperplasia, for a short period of time is minimally dangerous as far as cancer, but prolonged hyperplasia - for many months can result in "atypical hyperplasia, " which increases the risk. If concerned, consult your gyn. ...Read more

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If I have had uterine cancer, am I more likely to have colon cancer?

If I have had uterine cancer, am I more likely to have colon cancer?

Not necessarily: You may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer if your uterine cancer was caused by a certain genetic mutation. This mutation causes a condition called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc). Patients with this have about an 80% chance of getting colorectal cancer and about a 50% chance of uterine cancer over their lifetime. ...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 do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Non-menstural: Any bleeding that is different from your normal menstural bleeding. It may be spotting between periods, bloody discharge, altered blood between periods. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign.: Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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What risks or side effects should I expect of treatments for uterine cancer?

Depends on Treatment: The side effects depend on the type of treatment, the medications used, the patient, diet, etc. It is best to discuss this with your treating doctor on what to expect and how to deal with it. ...Read more

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Does long term use of estrogen and progesterone lower risk for uterine cancer?

Does long term use of estrogen and progesterone lower risk for uterine cancer?

When combined: It will lower risk if combined in an hormone replacement therapy(HRT) for applicable patients. Estrogen used alone for (HRT) in women who still have a uterus present can increase their risk of uterine cancer.(endometrial) when progesterone is not used. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler
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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


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more