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I'm 19 and have polycystic ovary syndrome. What are my chances of getting endometrial cancer?

I'm 19 and have polycystic ovary syndrome. What are my chances of getting endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer: Obesity, type ii diabetes, estrogen without progesterone, family history all put you at risk. Pcos affects the first 3. Birth control pulls and controlling weight can help you decrease risk. ...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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Why does having had endometrial cancer increase risk of colon cancer? I have lynch syndrome but risk would be high anyway?

Why does having had endometrial cancer increase risk of colon cancer?  I have lynch syndrome but risk would be high anyway?

You have not had : enough or appropriate genetic counseling with regard to Lynch syndrome 1 or 2, to which you are cecertainly entitled. Find out which laboratory tested you for confirmation, by demanding a copy of your laboratory report, to which you are entitled, which will provide you with the number for the Genetics Counselor at that laboratory. He/she will explain the significance to you and for your relatives. ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

Does polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

Not necessarily: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a benign condition. But a singe large cyst can be associated with cancer inside of it. So you need to have your gynecologist monitor an dguide you as to what to expect. ...Read more

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Does having polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

Does having polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

No: There are no clear or direct associations with any kind of cancer. Theoretically with the risk of ovarian cancer could even be reduced, but this is unproven. The risk from missing/skipping periods with pcos can (but not always) lead to endometrial hyperplasia, which then can (but not always) lead to endometrial cancer. Discuss cycle management with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have poc (polycystic ovarian syndrome), will it cause cancer?

What to do if I have poc (polycystic ovarian syndrome), will it cause cancer?

Risk may increase: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is thought to increase the risk of endometrial (e.g. Uterine) cancer. It is usually caught early though in pcos patients and is usually cured. A gyn will monitor for this. Women with pcos may also have a slightly increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers but it not high enough that any special or different screening needs to be done. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not really: The ovaries are polycystic and the syndrome refers to the medical issues related to polycystic ovaries such as menstrual cycle changes, hair growth patterns, weight, infertility, insulin resistance and increased risk of uterine lining overgrowth/cancers. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome(pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?

What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome(pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?

Either is: okay to lower your risk of endometrial cancer. It is important to not go more that 3-4 months without having a period. Using a progesterone only or combo OCP is a good choice. Once in menopause, you don't need either. ...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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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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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

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Can you tell me about endometrial cancer?

Can you tell me about endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is the most common gyn cancer in th us. It is usually caught early because of the typical warning sign of abnormal bleeding. It's usually detected by endometrial biopsy or d&c. Hysterectomy is the usual treatment in early stages and has a high success rate. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do for endometrial cancer at home?

Are there things I can do for endometrial cancer at home?

No: Endometrial cancer is best treated by knowledgeable health care professionals such as a ob-gyn or gyn oncologist depending on the stage of the cancer. ...Read more

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Should I follow a special diet if I have endometrial cancer?

Should I follow a special diet if I have endometrial cancer?

No: Unless you have side effects of chemo, no need to change diet has been recommended. ...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


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