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Doctor insights on: Pcos Chances Getting Endometrial Cancer

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I jus been diagnosed with pcos. Bled for 2months. Dr put me on bcontrol. Im only17 bu scared i may get endometrial or ovarian cancer? Likely 4 my age?

I jus been diagnosed with pcos. Bled for 2months. Dr put me on bcontrol. Im only17 bu scared i may get endometrial or ovarian cancer? Likely 4 my age?

BCP will help: First birth control pills will reduce your lifetime risk of getting ovarian cancer, and can reduce risk of endometrial cancer as well by regulating periods. Neither type of cancer is common at all in your age group. I hope this helps. Unregulated, unmanaged bleeding in a woman with PCOS is a risk for developing endometrial cancer so keep up with your doctor, take care of your health. ...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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I get my period every 2 wks due to PCOS. Does this not put me at the same risk of endometrial cancer that's common with having few or no periods?

I get my period every 2 wks due to PCOS. Does this not put me at the same risk of endometrial cancer that's common with having few or no periods?

Yes: If you have PCOS, you are not ovulating and not producing progesterone. Whether you have frequent or infrequent bleeding, you are at an increased risk for endometrial cancer if this goes on for several years. It's important that you have periods that result from Progesterone exposure. If you arent making it yourself, the easiest way to get it is by cycling w OCPs. It will also help w hair growth. ...Read more

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I am 250 pounds (obese) and have PCOS (12 years) I have abnormal uterine bleeding. I'm scared I have endometrial cancer. What are my chances? I'm 26 y

I am 250 pounds (obese) and have PCOS (12 years) I have abnormal uterine bleeding. I'm scared I have endometrial cancer. What are my chances? I'm 26 y

Yu need regular Doct: With problems like you are having, you will need a regular doctor either a medical (PCP) or a gynecologist who can check you and monitor you at regular intervals. It is quite easy to detect Endometrial(uterine ) Cancer with an Ultrasound of the Uterus. What you should also be doing is to cut down on your energy intake(Food) so that you can lose weight which will greatly help to keep you healthy. ...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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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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Is endometrial cancer slow to develop had d&c hysteroscopy polypectomy 5mths ago path no signs of anything now new polyp gonna remove chance cancer ?

Is endometrial cancer slow to develop had d&c hysteroscopy polypectomy 5mths ago path no signs of anything now new polyp gonna remove chance cancer ?

Odds : The odds of having a cancerous growth within a polyp is fairly small. Risk factors such as not having any kids, history of irregular periods, advanced age, obesity can increase your chances of having uterine malignancy. However, as a whole the odds are still small. if a negative biopsy has been done in the past, you can be reasonably assured for now. They may sample your lining again in the future ...Read more

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What symptoms might a women get if she had endometrial cancer?

What symptoms might a women get if she had endometrial cancer?

Abnormal discharge.: Abnormal vaginal discharge (90% of patients), abnormal vaginal bleeding (80% of patients), and leukorrhea (a thick, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge, 10% of patients) are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. John Geisler
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Endometrial Cancer (Definition)

The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to ...Read more


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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more