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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cancer Vs Uterine Cancer Symptoms

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Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen? Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy. Kept ovaries. Afraid of breast/ovarian cancer.

Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen?  Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy.  Kept ovaries.  Afraid of breast/ovarian cancer.

No: Your BMI is normal. What stage/grade was your uterine cancer? Is there a family history of breast/ovarian cancer? Your surgeon may be able to provide you with information regarding these risks, may be able to order cancer genetics screening tests if indicated, or may be able to refer you to a cancer genetics counselor should you choose to do so. Best Wishes ...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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Can an ultrasound detect ovarian cancer or uterine cancer?

Can an ultrasound detect ovarian cancer or uterine cancer?

Ovarian/uterine CA: Ultrasound can detect ovarian mass and abnormal thickening of the uterine lining which may suggest uterine ca in the right clinical setting. May need further imaging and /or intervention if there are suspicious findings on ultrasound. ...Read more

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32 yo- periods nml 7 days & heavy. Last 2 were light and 3-5 days. Preg neg- pelvic exam & pap 1 mo ago nml. CT of ab &pelvis nml 2 mos ago. Should I be worried? Could this be ovarian cancer or uterine cancer? What should I do?

32 yo- periods nml 7 days & heavy. Last 2 were light and 3-5 days. Preg neg- pelvic exam & pap 1 mo ago nml. CT of ab &pelvis nml 2 mos ago. Should I be worried? Could this be ovarian cancer or uterine cancer? What should I do?

See below: Being obsessed about cancer is not helpful. Take oral iron and vitamins to prevent anemia from heavy periods. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are uterine cancer symptoms?

Can you tell me what are uterine cancer symptoms?

Abnormal bleeding.: Symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer may include: vaginal bleeding after menopause, bleeding between periods, blood-tinged discharge from the vagina, pain during sex, and pelvic pain. Unexplained weight loss is another possibly sign. Most uterine cancers happen in postmenopausal women. Obesity is another risk factor. If you are concerned see a doctor or other provider or visit a clinic. ...Read more

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How come ovarian cancer symptoms present like GI problems?

See below: There is probably not a good answer. Ovarian cancer does not have specific symptoms and causes vague abdominal symptoms that are similar to GI symptoms. See this site for more info about ovarian cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001891/. ...Read more

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What are ovarian cancer symptoms?

What are ovarian cancer symptoms?

None at first: Sadly, there is no screening for ovarian cancer and by the time it causes symptoms, it is often advanced. Abdominal swelling, pain, intestinal obstruction, or shortness of breath can happen in those cases. If you have a strong family history of cancer (any kind) please discuss risk reduction methods with an expert in cancer genetics. ...Read more

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Which are the concrete uterine cancer symptoms and vaginal cancer symptoms?

Which are the concrete uterine cancer symptoms and vaginal cancer symptoms?

No concrete symptoms: There is no one symptom that says you have cancer. Any abnormality should be investigated, definitive diagnosis is made only after pathologic confirmation. Fyi vaginal cancer is very rare. ...Read more

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I got a tube ligation last year and i haven't gotten my period in 2 months 2 weeks and 2 day's and I have ovarian cancer symptoms i'm 30 is it possib?

I got a tube ligation last year and i haven't gotten my period in 2 months 2 weeks and 2 day's and I have ovarian cancer symptoms i'm 30 is it possib?

It is possible: There could be many causes of amenorrhea (no periods) and pelvic pain. It is possible to have premature menopause (menopause at less than 35 years old). When you had your tubal ligation, the ovaries would have been visualized and most likely appeared normal. Your pain may be due to adhesions from the tubal (abnormal scarring). ...Read more

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Heavy periods, bleeding between periods, dull cramping everyday, low back pain. Could it be Ovarian Cancer ? Symptoms not normal for me

Heavy periods, bleeding between periods, dull cramping everyday, low back pain. Could it be Ovarian Cancer ? Symptoms not normal for me

Discuss with doctor: There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation such as genesys hta if you are done having children. These can be done in the safely and comfortably in the office. ...Read more

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Whats the chances of me having ovarian cancer or endometrial cancer.. Pelvic pain & abnormal spotting on and off. 19, black, overweight, pcos?

Whats the chances of me having ovarian cancer or endometrial cancer.. Pelvic pain & abnormal spotting on and off. 19, black, overweight, pcos?

Remote: You symptoms are very unlikely to be due to cancer. Hormonal imbalance is the likely explanation. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Will the doc do other testing for ovarian and uterine cancer other than pap smear if I have symptoms?

Will the doc do other testing for ovarian and uterine cancer other than pap smear if I have symptoms?

Yes: Pap tests are only a screening test for cervical cancer. Unfortunately, there are no screening tests for uterine or ovarian cancer, although research is continuing. However, if you are experiencing symptoms, gynecologists should first perform a pelvic exam. A pelvic ultrasound or endometrial biopsy can also be helpful depending on your symptoms. Discuss options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Possible: A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus. It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of uterine cancer in a 36 year old woman with premature ovarian failure?

Unlikely: Unless you have abnormal bleeding or an abnormal endometrium on a pelvic ultrasound, the risk is low. You have no higher risk because of premature ovarian failure and actually it is probably lower than average. It is also low in women under the age of 40. ...Read more

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. I had an us done and they saw fluid in my cul-de-sac and adjacent to the uterine fundus.. Should I be concerned.my sister has ovarian cancer?

. I had an us done and they saw fluid in my cul-de-sac and adjacent to the uterine fundus.. Should I be concerned.my sister has ovarian cancer?

More details: You will need to contact the ordering physician and ask for clarification. It is physiologically normal for most women to have some fluid in the cut de sac. You will need to have the doctor interpret your specific sonogram report to find out if yours was normal. If your sister has ovarian cancer you may qualify for BRCA genetic testing. ...Read more

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Are there any quick tests to screen for cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer?

Are there any quick tests to screen for cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer?

Yes and no: Cervix: pap smear with hpv testing is a quick but robust test for cervical cancer.Tests for ovary & uterus are less robust but include exam by a doc, blood test and ultrasounds. ...Read more

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My maternal grandmother had ovarian or uterine cancer, and died when she was in her mid 40's but from a blood clot. What are my risks?

My maternal grandmother had ovarian or uterine cancer, and died when she was in her mid 40's but from a blood clot.  What are my risks?

More info: need a bit more information to determine cancer risk as ovarian and uterine cancer are different. As for blood clot risk, same applies, your grandmother had a predisposition to clots just from the cancer itself, so not sure if her clot was from a genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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