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Dr. John Geisler
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Uterine Cancer (Overview)

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 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

Dr. John Geisler
229 Doctors shared insights

Uterine Cancer (Overview)

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 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

Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Uterine cancer (Tip)

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 a dermatologist for checkups
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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Uterine cancer (Tip)

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 an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a 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

Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Uterine cancer (Tip)

A strong family history of breast cancer should prompt consultation with a genetic counselor. ...See more

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What are typical symptoms for uterine cancer?

What are typical symptoms for uterine cancer?

Bleeding, pain, etc: Common uterine cancer symptoms are first and foremost abnormal bleeding and pain. Once more advanced it can start to cause rectal and bladder pain, irritation, or bleeding. It can also be detected on gynecologic exam with palpating and when suspected by endometrial sampling which is an outpatient simple procedure. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of uterine cancer? What are the causes, warning signs, and effects of uterine cancer? Who usually suffers from it?

What are the warning signs of uterine cancer? What are the causes, warning signs, and effects of uterine cancer? Who usually suffers from it?

Vaginal Bleeding: Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
difficulty or pain when urinating
pain during sexual intercourse
pain in the pelvic area

are some of the more common symptoms.

Risk factors:
older women
obesity
family history of uterine/colon cancer

learn more on :
http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer. ...Read more

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Uterine cancer (Tip)

One thing to remember as a woman, heart disease kills more than breast and cervical cancer combined. ...See more

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What is the diagnosis code for history of metastatic uterine cancer?

179.0 or 182.0: Those are icd9 codes describing primary cancer in uterus. The specific site of metastatses can be identified by add'l icd9 codes (bone - 198.5, lung -197.0). ...Read more

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How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

Biopsy: Typically it is diagnosed by doing an endometrial biopsy after a women presents with post menopausal bleeding or a thickened uterine lining is seen on a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Morse Dr. Morse
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Uterine cancer (Tip)

Effective treatment for uterine or vaginal prolapse does not have to mean surgery. See a specialist. ...See more

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How do you test for uterine cancer?

How do you test for uterine cancer?

Endometrial biopsy: By having a biopsy of the endometrium done by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Uterine cancer (Tip)

Mothers who breastfeed have lower risks of breast & ovarian cancers. ...See more

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My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?

No way to tell: If she's relatively young, the possibility of li-fraumeni affecting the family is a concern. But there is no way, even if I had much more information, that I could tell you how much longer your loved one has with you -- even chief justice rehnquist survived a few years longer than he was supposed to. Cherish every day you have with her. ...Read more

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What causes uterine cancer? I've been diagnosed with uterine cancer. Did something I did cause the cancer? .

Whenever: Whenever a patient gets a diagnosis of cancer, they always wonder if they did something to cause it. The fact is, that in almost every cancer there are genetic and environmental predispositions, that cannot be controlled by the patient at all, no matter how careful the patient is. The average age of uterine cancer is 61. The vast majority of cases come about for no obvious reason that can be determined. There is a slightly higher risk in women who are obese, diabetic, have hypertension, or never had children, but most women do not have those risk factors. I am sorry that you are going through this condition and I wish you the best. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Uterine cancer (Tip)

Mothers who breastfeed have lower risks of breast and ovarian cancers. Please breast feed! ...See more

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What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

What does stage 4 uterine cancer mean?

Spread to other area: Stage 4 means that the cancer has spread to the bladder and/or bowel (4a) or it has spread to other parts of the body beyond the pelvis (4b). ...Read more

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What kind of chemotherapy is used to treat uterine cancer?

What kind of chemotherapy is used to treat uterine cancer?

Depends: This really depends on the stage (extent of disease) and histology (specific type) of the endometrial cancer. That having been said one of the more common chemotherapy regimens that is used for endometrial cancer patients is Carboplatin and taxol (paclitaxel). ...Read more

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Uterine cancer (Tip)

Fibroid tumors of the uterus are benign and found in up to 25% of reproductive age women. ...See more

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Can I still have sex after undergoing treatment for uterine cancer? Will having sex while being treated for uterine cancer, or after treatment, put me in any danger? .

Can I still have sex after undergoing treatment for uterine cancer? Will having sex while being treated for uterine cancer, or after treatment, put me in any danger? .

That: That is a good question. This partially depends on how you were treated. If you were treated recently with surgery, such as a hysterectomy, then ask your doctor on when you can resume sexual intercourse. Most physicians usually say 6 weeks to two months. If you had radiation or other treatment, then ask your treating physician. But most women do have sexual intercourse after uterine cancer treatment. Intercourse will not put you in any danger as long as it isn't very close to the time you had your surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for uterine cancer?

Depends on the stage: Surgery is the most important treatment if surgically resectable. If there is invasion of the myometrium greater than 50%, radiation should be given after surgery. If there are multiple nodes involved or a high grade tumor, chemotherapy may be recommended. If advanced disease, chemotherapy alone, hormone therapy or a clinical trial may be recommended. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What risks or side effects should I expect of treatments for uterine cancer?

What risks or side effects should I expect of treatments for uterine cancer?

Depends on Treatment: The side effects depend on the type of treatment, the medications used, the patient, diet, etc. It is best to discuss this with your treating doctor on what to expect and how to deal with it. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid of odor from uterine cancer?

Hygiene: Clean clean and clean again, good hygiene, frequent change of cloths, bath if incontinent (Foley catheter if needed). ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Uterus (Definition)

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