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Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Overview)

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus, 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 each month during menstruation.


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What are the symptoms of uterine cancer?

What are the symptoms of uterine cancer?

Irregular bleeding: 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, anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Marcus
214 doctors shared insights

Uterine Cancer (Overview)

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus, 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 each month during menstruation.


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My health care professional said she suspects that I could have uterine cancer. What kind of test will tell for sure?

My health care professional said she suspects that I could have uterine cancer. What kind of test will tell for sure?

Endometrial biopsy: A very small tube is inserted through the cervix until it reaces the uterine lining. A syringe attached to the end pulls back and the lining comes into the syringe. The cell are sent to the pathologist for examination for abnormal cells . The procedure is done in the office. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Woman (Tip)

Being a Healthy Woman

Do get yearly mammograms after age 40. A family history of breast cancer may require earlier start. ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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How does uterine cancer affect your body?

Various way: Depending on the type of uterine cancer: it can go to another site (metastasis), which can affect the organs that it goes to. If you have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), along with lymph nodes in selected cases, you usually have a good outcome, depending on the tumor type and stage (where it has spread). Obviously, you cannot have any more children after this. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Woman (Tip)

Being a Healthy Woman

Gardasil vaccine (when given to sexually naive women) decreases risk of cervical cancer by 95%. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How does uterine cancer affect your body?

Various way: Depending on the type of uterine cancer: it can go to another site (metastasis), which can affect the organs that it goes to. If you have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), along with lymph nodes in selected cases, you usually have a good outcome, depending on the tumor type and stage (where it has spread). Obviously, you cannot have any more children after this. ...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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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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more