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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

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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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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?

Cancer has spread: Stage 4 of most cancers means that it has spread beyond the organ involved and regional lymph nodes to other organs. This is true for uterine cancers. ...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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Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

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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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is 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 an elective interrupted ...Read more